Employment Discrimination in the Tech Industry
The employment rate in the computer science and engineering sectors is growing twice as fast as the national average. The median tech wage is, on average, 89% higher than the median national wage. The US tech occupation representation for women is 26% vs. 49% represenation across all U.S. occupations.
The sheer number of industries and occupations associated with high tech is increasing, as traditional industries are being transformed by new technologies and the tech jobs required to support them.
SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
The problem is, despite the rapid growth of tech opportunities, there has been a distinct lack of opportunities for women, workers over 40, and other groups.
The U.E. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) recently held a public meeting to address the lack of diversity among high tech workers. As an attorney specializing in employment law, I am here to help tech workers address discrimination in the workplace.
The Diversity in High Tech Report examined the tech industry employment trends. Composed by the EEOC, Section II of the Diversity in High Tech report identified several concerning trends in the technology industry.
THREE DISPARITIES IN THE TECH INDUSTRY:
What is workplace discrimination?
It’s when one group is treated less favorably due to their race, color, age, sex, gender, disability, religion, national or ethnic origin, or other characteristics that are included in anti-discrimination or human rights laws.
Discrimination can happen during the recruitment process, when an employer is promoting or dismissing employees, when an employer is providing (or denying) opportunities for professional enrichment, training opportunities, or during the compensation and benefit payment process which results in the payment of disparate wages or benefits.
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