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Do you think you could be a victim of race discrimination? Sadly, you are not alone. Although workplace discrimination due to your race or ethnicity is unlawful under both California and Federal law, it still happens quite often all across the country. In fact, tens of thousands of race discrimination charges are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year.

If you think this information is surprising, take a look at our helpful race discrimination infographic that details ten more facts and stats about racial discrimination in the workplace.

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Do you think you could be a victim of race discrimination? Sadly, you are not alone. Although workplace discrimination due to your race or ethnicity is unlawful under both California and Federal law, it still happens quite often all across the country. In fact, tens of thousands of race discrimination charges are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year.

If you think this information is surprising, take a look at our helpful race discrimination infographic that details ten more facts and stats about racial discrimination in the workplace.

10 Surprising Facts About Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

1.) The total number of race discrimination charges in the U.S. was a whopping 31,073 in 2014.

2.) In California alone, 2176 workers filed race discrimination lawsuits against their employers.

3.) A 2014 National Bureau of Economic Research study showed that African-American job seekers are often turned down for jobs on simply the assumption that they do drugs.

4.) Young white men with felony convictions are more likely to get called after a job interview than African-American men with similar qualifications and no criminal history.

5.) U.S. employers are also more likely to turn away applicants if they have names that sound African-American.

6.) Job seekers with white-sounding names get one callback per 10 resumes, while applicants with African-American sounding names get just one callback per 15 resumes.

Race discrimination isn’t simply black and white. Race also affects the gender pay gap in a big way…

7.) Hispanic and Latina women were paid just 54% of white men’s earnings in 2013.

8.) American Indian and Alaska Native women were paid 59% of white men’s earnings in 2013.

9.) Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women were paid 65% of white men’s earnings in 2013.

10.) African-American women were paid 64% white men’s earnings during the same year.

Race discrimination is still prevalent in the California workplace, but we’re here to help you fight for your employee rights. Contact our expert California workplace discrimination lawyers for your free consultation today.