Discrimination in Hiring: Many Studies, Different Results

By | May 20, 2016

New research on hiring bias found no significant difference in likeliness of job applicants receiving callbacks depending on their name. While previous studies have indicated that applicants with names traditionally held by blacks and Hispanics were less likely to get job interviews, this more recent study announced by the University of Missouri moves away from these findings. A co-author of the study warns that these results do not suggest hiring discrimination is no longer a problem. The study can provide useful information when discussing discrimination in the labor market today. While previous studies have focused on names associated with black and white applicants, this study focused on potential race discrimination for Hispanic applicants as well. New studies and new research can help further discussions about racial issues, racial inequality, and racial prejudice and how to prevent such discrimination in the workplace. Workers and applicants alike may face other forms of discrimination as well, such as sex discrimination or disability discrimination. Labor lawyers hold employers accountable. If you are an employee experiencing harassment at work, consider contacting an attorney at the Bullman Law Firm today.

Source: By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz; From The Chicago Tribune

Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-bias-hiring-0504-biz-20160503-story.html