Allegation of ethnic minorities from 1993-2008

An equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC) study

Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Jessica McKinney Ketchum, Jessica Hurley, Almaz M. Getachew, Kelli Williams Gary

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BACKGROUND: Approximately 25% of working-aged Americans with disabilities work full or part time, yet still face discrimination despite the passing of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) over 20 years ago. OBJECTIVES: To determine if the proportion of allegations of ADA Title I workplace discrimination with merit closed at any year between 1993 and 2008 differs among Whites, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians; to determine if there was a change over time from 1993 to 2008 in merit closure rate within each race/ethnicity group; and to determine whether changes over time between 1993 and 2008 in the merit closure rate differ among the race/ethnicity groups. METHODS: Logistic regression was used for this cross-sectional panel study to model the merit closure rate for each ethnic group from 1993 to 2008 using 318,587 charging parties from the EEOC database. RESULTS: All ethnic groups exhibited significant changes over time in the merit closure rate. There were significant differences in the closure rates among the race/ethnicity groups specifically at closure years 1995-2000, 2002, 2003, and 2006. Finally, there was evidence that the trends in merit closure rates over time differed significantly among the race/ethnicity groups. CONCLUSIONS: There was significant evidence that the proportion of claims closed with merit was significantly different among the racial/ethnicity groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-279
Number of pages13
JournalWork
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Minorities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., Ketchum, J. M., Hurley, J., Getachew, A. M., & Gary, K. W. (2014). Allegation of ethnic minorities from 1993-2008: An equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC) study. Work, 47(2), 267-279. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-121583

Allegation of ethnic minorities from 1993-2008 : An equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC) study. / Arango-Lasprilla, Juan Carlos; Ketchum, Jessica McKinney; Hurley, Jessica; Getachew, Almaz M.; Gary, Kelli Williams.

In: Work, Vol. 47, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 267-279.

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Arango-Lasprilla, JC, Ketchum, JM, Hurley, J, Getachew, AM & Gary, KW 2014, 'Allegation of ethnic minorities from 1993-2008: An equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC) study', Work, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 267-279. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-121583
Arango-Lasprilla JC, Ketchum JM, Hurley J, Getachew AM, Gary KW. Allegation of ethnic minorities from 1993-2008: An equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC) study. Work. 2014 Jan 1;47(2):267-279. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-121583
Arango-Lasprilla, Juan Carlos ; Ketchum, Jessica McKinney ; Hurley, Jessica ; Getachew, Almaz M. ; Gary, Kelli Williams. / Allegation of ethnic minorities from 1993-2008 : An equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC) study. In: Work. 2014 ; Vol. 47, No. 2. pp. 267-279.
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