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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Study: 63 Percent of Americans Say Gender Bias a Serious Problem in U.S.

In a new poll released by USA Today/Gallup, it revealed that 63 percent of Americans believe that gender discrimination based on sexual orientation is a serious problem in the U.S.

The said report came in wake of the news claiming that another teenager committed suicide after being discriminated on the basis of gender orientation, according to an online media resource.

Apparently, even though the time has gone a long way, discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people is still a growing problem particularly in the workplace. In fact, in Los Angeles, workplace discrimination based on gender and sexual preferences have more than 50 reported cases based on statistics. Moreover, based on the figure released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for 2011, it showed that the overall number of gender discrimination incidents reached a total of 28,534 cases.

Incidentally, although some states like California have a restricted employment policy or the so-called “At Will” employment policy that allows an employer to terminate an employee for a reason, aggravated employees are at least given with an opportunity to strike back if they believe that the termination is based on discrimination.

Most probably, that said employment policy has placed California on the third rank among U.S. states that have the most number of employment complaints in a recent poll last May. It accounted for some 7.2 percent of the overall employment cases received by the federal agency, in which 27 percent of the same were gender discrimination complaints, while the rest were retaliation and discrimination based on disability, race, and age.

Obviously, the recent poll is evidently true as shown by the previous statistics gathered by various federal agencies and non-profit organizations. Hopefully, every workplace in each state will eventually become a friendlier environment for all employees regardless of sexual orientation.

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