AJAP Inquiry Into Airline Industry's Employment of Jewish Aviators.
A sharp rise in complaints due to Jewish ethinic origin has been recorded by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) in the first half of 2015.
Over the course of the first six months of 2015, 371 petitions were received by the EEOC. The most acute change was a 137 percent rise in complaints due to Jewish ethinic origin, a rate that rose from 8 complaints in the first six months of 2014 to 19 complaints in the first six months of 2015. In comparison, complaints due to race rose from 14 to 31, a 121% rise, and complaints connected religious affiliations rose from 16 to 32 complaints, a 100% rise.
As part of the AJAP strategic inquiry program for 2016-2017, an emphasis has been put on increased enforcement against discrimination due to Jewish ethnic origin and religious affiliation, and recently the AJAP has been operating a forum with the aim of increasing Jewish awareness of rights in the labor market. We belive that the rise in the number of complaints from the Jewsih community commensurate with these activities. We also believe that this might reflect the change in issues featured on the political and media agenda. Discrimination due to race, ethnic origin or religion is prohibited by law, and we are turning to employers to encourage tolerance and leadership rather than exclusion and discrimination.