According to data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there were 8,088 workplace discrimination claims filed in Florida last year, putting the state just behind Texas and 2nd in the nation.
Legal professionals suggest that the recession and current state of the economy may contribute to the pace of these claims. Additional factors leading to the high rate of these cases may include the sizable population and the concentration of minority workers. This is the third consecutive year that Florida has had the 2nd most claims.
Workplace discrimination is a serious concern that can prevent a person from being able to perform their job, and it can also cause intense emotional distress. Contact the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, if you have been discriminated against in the workplace.