Some New Jersey workers experience workplace discrimination based on their statuses as members of protected groups at their jobs, despite federal and state laws that prohibit such actions. Workplace discrimination doesn't just occur in privately owned companies, however. It also happens within government agencies, as demonstrated by a report issued on June 21 by the Government Accountability Office.
According to the GAO, a chronically hostile work environment exists at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In its report, the GAO noted that a large number of employees at the CFPB who were surveyed stated that they are afraid to speak out for fear of retaliation if they do so.