Employment discrimination in organizations: Antecedents and consequences

Barry M. Goldman, Barbara A. Gutek, Jordan H. Stein, Kyle Lewis

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This article reviews the research on employment discrimination in organizations. It focuses on discrimination perceptions, charges, and lawsuits and discusses the consequences of discrimination. Among the conclusions are the following: (a) The proportion of claimants filing under different antidiscrimination statutes differs by race; (b) the area needs theories that can explain wide variance in perceptions of events; (c) the consequences of discrimination are best viewed from individual, group, and organizational levels; and (d) if the results of instruments are used in legal settings, social scientists should pay careful attention to reliability and validity, as well as standards of legally admissible evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)786-830
Number of pages45
JournalJournal of Management
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Sexual harassment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management


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