An article recently released sheds light into the large prevalence of job application discrimination based on race, gender, or religion. The Washington Examiner article reports on a lawsuit filed against the large university, Texas A&M.
The lawsuit alleges that, Richard Lowery, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin was able and ready to apply for a job at Texas A&M but was unable to fairly compete for open positions due to a racial hiring system. The lawsuit further claimed that Texas A&M’s hiring system specifically discriminated against Lowery and other white and Asian men.
Texas A&M allegedly gives discriminatory preferences to female or non-Asian minorities at the expense of white and Asian men in its hiring practices.
Reality of Job Application Discrimination
The sad reality of today’s society is that job application discrimination happens all the time, often without being detected. Hiring employers can discriminate against applicants based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and many other things.
As a job applicant, you have rights to a fair hiring process. In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against its applicants or employers based on the following reasons:
Have You Faced Discrimination?
If you have reason to believe that you were unfairly discriminated against based on any of the above reasons, it’s imperative that you consult an attorney. Additionally, try to obtain any and all documentation or evidence you may have of this discrimination. Filing a lawsuit is a battle on its own, it can be even harder when individual employees are suing big corporations or employers.
Please contact Hariri Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the details of your possible claim. Our attorneys will work diligently to make sure that you are fairly treated and compensated for facing discrimination.