52% of US Employers Say Workplace More Volatile Since Election

Data collected from both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) indicates a rise in discrimination and workplace volatility tied to the divisive 2016 election. The Boston Globe reports that while reported incidents of discrimination based on religion, race, and national original had been on the decline each year since 2011, EEOC and SHRM survey data show a 2016 bump in occurrence. The Globe further reports that “companies are acutely aware that they might face complaints”, which has prompted businesses to pay much closer attention to their company policies.

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