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EEOC Healthcare Bias Complaints on the Rise



Healthcare workplace bias complaints jumped 21.7% in fiscal 2010, a record pace that outstripped the also unprecedented 15.9% rate of growth for bias complaints in the overall workforce, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.



2 comments on "EEOC Healthcare Bias Complaints on the Rise"
Marc Brenman (1/25/2011 at 10:34 AM)

I'm a bit surprised at this: "EEOC attributed the surge in charge filings to multiple factors, including...increased diversity..." Did EEOC really say that? Why would increased diversity lead to more complaints? Under ideal circumstances, increased diversity should lead to fewer complaints. But in my experience, there is no correlation between diversity and number of complaints. Some organizations with a great deal of diversity experience many complaints, like EEOC itself, while some organizations with very little diversity experience complaints, especially in regard to job applications and how the few minorities are treated in employment circumstances.
Von (1/24/2011 at 12:57 PM)

As we see 4 generations in the work place I believe we will see more age discrimination. As many of the baby boomers not only have to work longer because of the collapse of the economy, but also those of us going back to school. As I will be 61 when I graduate with my Masters in HR, I probably will hit a lot of road blocks because of my age even though my health is excellent. We are already seeing this in not hiring older phsycians.