Data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows that the agency has received over 20,000 complaints of harassment in employment each year since 2010. In addition, over 50,000 charges of discrimination have also been filed with the EEOC based on factors such as race, age, and national origin annually since that time.
These numbers only reflect charges filed with the agency, and do not include the countless number of other employees who face harassment and discrimination on the job everyday, but choose to remain silent out of fear.
According to Witherite discrimination attorneys, no one should ever face being mistreated on the job based on color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. It is not only morally wrong but unacceptable in the eyes of the law. Both federal and state laws provide protections for victims who have suffered these types of wrongs not only during their employment but also as a job seeker.
Employees who have faced workplace discrimination in Texas, whether related to their hiring, promotion, or firing, and have questions about their rights, can contact the law firm today for a free, confidential consultation to discuss their legal options.