Now that we are in 2018, you may think that people are, on the whole, more enlightened and, therefore, less likely to indulge in discriminatory behavior. Sadly, as you may already be aware, this is not the case. In fact, according to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic behavior increased by 57% in 2017, representing the largest increase the organization has recorded over the past 20 years. Since the recording of incidents against members of the Jewish community began in 1979, this was the largest ever increase over a single year and the number of incidents, at 1,986, was the worst since 1994. Bearing in mind these figures relate solely to one type of discrimination, it should come as no surprise to read that workplace discrimination remains rife.
The incidents recorded by the Anti-Defamation League include those occurring in workplaces, public places, schools, colleges and more, with increases noted in all areas. It is believed that unease and the current political climate within the United States have led to more divisive, right-wing behavior across the board. Of those 1,986 incidents:
The findings outlined in the report make for very sobering reading, particularly when you consider the likelihood that discrimination towards other groups has also been on the rise.
Workplace discrimination can take many forms, not all of them relating to race or religious beliefs, although these are both common factors. Los Angeles discrimination attorneys from The Kaufman Law Firm have successfully represented numerous clients across Southern California, recovering damages for discriminatory behavior, retaliation, and workplace discrimination.
Some of the common themes we encounter when investigating Los Angeles workplace discrimination include, although are not limited to:
Although laws do exist to protect us all against discrimination, any experienced Los Angeles discrimination attorney will tell you the problem is still both widespread and severe. However, just because there are people willing to display discriminatory behavior, this does not mean you must accept it or suffer in silence. If you have been a victim of unwelcome behavior based on any of the factors mentioned above, or another you believe qualifies as discrimination, an outstanding Los Angeles attorney could provide the legal representation you deserve.
If you have suffered discrimination at work, a Los Angeles discrimination attorney can discuss the issue with your employer on your behalf and request that an end is put to the situation. If they are not amenable to the request, your attorney can then file a lawsuit and obtain the compensation you are entitled to and deserve.