Employer harassment and discrimination are much more common in the black community than for other ethnicities. History of American slavery is the root of black history of injustice and racial inequality. Prior to the Civil Rights era, blacks’ contributions were undervalued. They were undervalued by their white counterparts, even though black men served in the military, participated in independence struggle and the civil war. While black male officers in the military were accused of theft and disobedience while female officers from other races were subject to sexual harassment or rape, they were also accused of being able to steal and resist orders. Despite the fact that 17% of US military personnel are African Americans, this group is still underrepresented at high command. The call-back rate to job opportunities for whites who have criminal history was 17% higher than that of blacks without such records (14%). (Bell, 2017). Black women are more likely to be harassed and discriminated against at work than their male counterparts. Media reinforces preconceptions that the black community is a victim of ethnic profiling, arrest, or high rates of imprisonment. Black male workers have a higher likelihood of being seen as hostile than those from other ethnicities. Many companies think that women of color with kids are more likely to leave their jobs and are less trustworthy than employees who have excellent work ethics. A federal court imposed a $1,000,000 fine on La Vergne Corporation for discriminating towards its minorities workers as alleged in the EEOC.
Hispanics are a mixture of Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Cubans. A mere 11% of Hispanics are immigrant, as compared with 65% who were born in America. The unemployment rate for male Hispanics who have not completed high school is 10% to 12% lower than their female counterparts (Bell 2017, 2017). Hispanic men have the highest employment rates, at 76%. This is higher than other racial groups. The 57% employment rate for Latinas is much lower, at 57%. Hispanic women, like their black counterparts are vulnerable to harassment and sexual stereotypes. Hispanic women likewise have a considerable income disparity relative to other racial groups, earning twenty-three cents less per dollar than white men (Blau & Kahn, 2017). Organisations must develop fair policies to prevent harassment and discrimination against marginalized populations.