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EEOC: Discrimination & Asian-Americans

Search the EEOC website (http://www.eeoc.gov) for recent discrimination charges and settlements involving Asian Americans. Briefly describe the details of the cases (e.g., who was involved, what happened, and what was the outcome)? Do you agree with the outcome? Why, or why not? Support your answer.

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Here you go. The EEOC points out that Asian Americans are less likely to complain of discrimination and have set up a work group to ensure Asian Americans are aware of their rights.

Here is a summary of recent discrimination charges and settlements involving Asian Americans:

EEOC Sues Farmers Insurance for Race Bias in the Firing of Asian-American Claims Representatives. (2013, 30 Sept). Retrieved from http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-3-13h.cfm

Farmers Insurance was found guilty of violating federal law when it terminated two Asian-American employees due to their race. These were the only Asian-American employees working at the company's Fresno branch at the time of their termination. While many other employees were not correctly categorizing their work, only the Asian American representatives were terminated. This violates the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. A Caucasian claims representative had a similar number of errors but was not terminated at the same time, until he provided testimony during the EEOC's investigation. At that time, the Caucasian claims representative was put on leave and eventually discharged. Currently back pay and compensatory damages are being sought for the Asian American employees.
I agree with the EEOC's finding that the Asian Americans' rights were violated. This is particularly evident by ...

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This solution includes links and explanations of recent discrimination charges and settlements involving Asian Americans. It briefly describes the details of the cases (e.g., who was involved, what happened, and what was the outcome) and discusses if the outcome was fair and why.

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