The Census Bureau has released a statement that the United States will look very different by the middle of the 21st century. According to a U.S. Census Bureau projection, the country will be much more racially diverse and a lot older. In 2050, the Census Bureau expects, minorities will make up 54% of the country’s population. The Census Bureau defines minorities as everyone except for non-Hispanic, single-race whites. Also by 2050, the 65-and-older age group will more than double from 38.7 million to 88.5 million, making up more than 20% of the U.S. population in 2050 compared with the current level of 13%. The 85-and-older population will more than triple between 2008 and 2050. Full article.
A number of federal, state, and local laws forbid discrimination against individuals or classes of persons based on factors such as race, color, national origin, sex, religion, and disability. Among the best known federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace are the Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, which addresses illegal discrimination by employers, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in several areas, including education and employment.
Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC focuses its practice in the area of employment law. Our firm has had considerable success in matters of employment discrimination throughout Long Island and the New York City area. For more information, contact Leeds, Morelli and Brown, PC at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation.