Ethics and Discrimination in the Hiring Process: An Overview of Gender and Race

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Grace Stelzner


A look into the current research on both gender and racial discrimination has called into question ethical decision making in organizations. When organizations claim to be ethical but still exhibit evidence of discrimination in their processes, minority groups suffer the consequences. This overview considers the experiences of various genders and nationalities during the hiring process in order to conclude how discrimination persists currently. White individuals and men were found to be favored while women encountered the most restricted path. Transgender applicants were also found to receive a disproportionate number of responses though the relationship between gender and responses was more complex in this case. Though little differences were found between White Americans and Native Americans, the research was exceedingly limited.

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Social Sciences, Education and Communication