More than 4 in 10 American workers report feeling discrimination in the workplace.
That figure comes from our own Talent Intelligence and Management Report. According to our data, 43 percent of American workers say they have faced discrimination at work.
Workplace discrimination is, unfortunately, not an uncommon occurrence, but it might occur more often in the United States than it does in Europe. Across the European job markets we surveyed, fewer respondents reported that they had faced discrimination at work:
36 percent in Germany 34 percent in the United Kingdom 32 percent in France
Workplace discrimination can take many forms. People can feel unjustly targeted because of their age, gender, race, parental status, marital status or disability.
Here, we look at how U.S. workers experience on-the-job discrimination, and how those experiences compare with those of European workers.
Racial Discrimination in Recruitment: A Global Comparison
In 2019, researchers Lincoln Quillian, Anthony Heath, Devah Pager, Arnfinn H. Midtbøen, Fenella Fleischmann and Ole Hexela published a comprehensive study into racial biases and hiring.
Their study looked at more than 200,000 job applications in nine countries across Europe and North America — Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the
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