That was the key conclusion of a new survey by FindLaw.com, a legal information Web site.
According to a news release, of those who said they have experienced discrimination in the workplace, the most commonly cited types were:
- Race, 39%
- Age, 34%
- Gender, 30%
- Religion, 7%
- Sexual orientation, 7%
- Other, 26%
More specifically, the news release said, the poll found:
- 42% of African Americans maintain they have experienced racial discrimination.
- 10% of women claim gender discrimination
- 15% of people age 45 and older claim they have experienced age discrimination, while 13% of people ages 18 to 24 say the same.
- While racial discrimination was highest in the South, age, gender, and religious discrimination were most likely to occur in the Midwest.
The survey involved 1,000 American adults, the announcement said.