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Dealing With Workplace ConflictShow Authors
The workplace can be a source of tremendous collaboration, collegiality and productivity. It can also be home to conflict and mistreatment by fellow employees and employers. Workplace discrimination is just one example of the negative environment some employees face. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in 2021, there were 61,331 workplace discrimination charges in the U.S. These charges resulted in more than $34 million in damages awarded in federal court. And that doesn’t even include awards granted by state and district courts that amount to hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.