Employment Discrimination On The Basis Of Human Resource Management

1814 WordsMay 4, 20178 Pages
Abstract Employment discrimination refers to employees who are discriminated by employers because of employee’s race, gender, physical and mental disability, age, and religious beliefs. It is a serious problem since the employment relationship appeared. With the effort of many individuals and organizations and the protection of laws and policies, employment discrimination have been reduced to some extent, while it is still severe in many areas and countries. This paper focuses on common discrimination in employment on the basis of some human resource laws and tries to figure out how to alleviated discrimination by effective human resource management. Key words: employment discrimination, human resource laws, human resource management.…show more content…
“Race/color discrimination also can involve treating someone unfavorably because the person is married to (or associated with) a person of a certain race or color” (EEOC, n.d.). According to Vega (2015), “69% of blacks and 57% of Hispanics say past and present discrimination is a major reason for the problems facing people of their racial or ethnic group”. And among these people, 26% of blacks and 15% of Hispanics felt that they had been treated unfavorably due to their race at their workplace. What’s worse, race discrimination is hardly to be proved when it is actually charged by employees. In 2014, “the EEOC received 31,073 charges alleging race-based discrimination, but dismissed 71.4% of them due to a lack of reasonable cause” (Vega, 2015). Personally speaking, I believe that race discrimination can be against based on three aspects: 1) employees. Employees should prove their case indirectly. They have to offer proofs for discrimination which can force their employers to admit that the discrimination was actually happen. For example, if the employee cannot get promoted and he/she believes it was because of his/her race, the employee should prove that he/she should have been promoted since he/she is qualified with the promotion, while another employee who is not his/her race got promoted. 2) employers. Employers should make sure that every employees or applicators have equal employment opportunities at workplace. And they

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