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Work Trends Surveys on Discrimination on the Job

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

In 2002, the Heldrich Center conducted a survey of American workers on their views related to the contentious issue of discrimination in the workplace. The survey examined how workers perceive and experience discrimination, as well as what they expect government and employers to do about discrimination in the workplace. Survey respondents described two very different workplaces. Whites described a workplace where equitable treatment is accorded to all, few personally experience discrimination, and few offer support for policies to correct past discrimination. Non-whites described a workplace where the perception of unfair treatment is more pronounced, where many employment policies are perceived as unfair to African Americans, and where support for corrective action is high.

Work Trends Surveys
Research Team: 
Carl E. Van Horn, Ph.D.
Funded By: 
Private contributions to the Heldrich Center