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Employment Discrimination in the Tech IndustryThe employment rate in the computer science and engineering sectors is growingtwice as fast as the national average.? Plus, the sheer number of industriesand occupations associated with ?high tech? is increasing, as traditionalindustries are being transformed by new technologies and the tech jobsrequired to support them.? The problem is ? despite the rapid growth of techopportunities ? there has been a distinct lack of opportunities for women,workers over 40 and other groups.The U.E. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) recently held a publicmeeting to address the lack of diversity among high tech workers.? As anattorney specializing in employment law, I am here to help tech workersaddress discrimination in the workplace.The Diversity in High Tech Report examined the tech industry employmenttrends. Composed by the EEOC,??Section II of the Diversity in High Techreport??identified several concerning trends? in the technology? industry,including:Ethnic and Racial Disparities.?Compared to overall private industry employers,the high tech sector employed a larger share of Caucasian and Asian Americansmen, and a smaller share of African-Americans and Hispanic females.GenderDisparities.?According to the EEOC”s report, about 80 percent of allExecutives in the high tech sector are man, and women make up only 20 percentof the Executives in the high tech industry.? Within the private sector hightech industry, 71 percent of Executive positions are held by men and onlyabout 29 percent of the positions are held?by women.? ?CompensationDisparities. In the high tech sector nationwide, Caucasians are represented ata higher rate in the Executive levels of employment, which typicallyencompasses the highest level jobs which pay the largest salaries in theorganization.? Other ethnic and racial groups, such as African-Americans,Hispanics and Asian Americans made up a significantly lower rate of Executivesin the private sector high tech industry, and had a higher employment rate inthe Professional jobs according to the EEOC?s report.What is?workplace discrimination?? It?s when one group is treated lessfavorably due to their race, color, age, sex, gender,? disability, religion,national or ethnic origin, or other characteristics that are included in anti-discrimination or human rights laws.? Discrimination can happen during therecruitment process, when an employer is promoting or dismissing employees,when an employer is providing (or denying) opportunities for professionalenrichment, training opportunities, or during the compensation and benefitpayment process which results in the payment of disparate wages or benefits.If you have questions regarding discrimination in the tech industry or otheremployment law issues, contact Lajuana Ransaw [email protected]?or 770-957-3937.?Any representations regarding the law in this Blog is made available foreducational purposes only as well as to give you general information and ageneral understanding of the law, not to provide specific legal advice. Byusing this blog site you understand that there is no attorney clientrelationship between you and the Blog publisher. The Blog should not be usedas a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professionalattorney in your state.