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What are the signs of workplace discrimination?

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2017 | Civil Litigation

Workplace discrimination in Texas can take many forms, but it is important to recognize the warning signs in order to protect yourself and your company from its effects. According to Career Trend, discrimination could have a tremendous effect not only on its victims, but also on your company as a whole. One indication that the employees in your company may be facing discrimination is a lack of productivity and motivation. If your workers feel marginalized regardless of the quality of their work, they may not feel any incentive to complete their projects on time. This could also lead to a higher number of sick days and missed work, creating an overall unproductive environment.

Lack of productivity and decreased presence at work ultimately lead to loss of money for the company. You may end up losing clients if the quality of your company’s work decreases. Additionally, if your employees sense mistreatment based on their inclusion in a protected group, they may choose to leave your company. The subsequent need for hiring and training new employees may decrease your company’s profit and efficiency.

It is essential to evaluate your business on a regular basis to ensure that your leadership team is not discriminating against any of your employees. You should consider all qualified employees for promotions and training for advanced positions. A decrease in diversity in higher positions within the company may raise red flags about possible discrimination. Respect of all protected groups is essential in order to maintain a diverse, inclusive environment. This acceptance could result in employees who are more motivated to devote their energy toward your company’s success. This information is provided for educational purposes only, and should not be taken as legal advice.