For the second consecutive year, California leads the nation in anti-Semitic incidents. The LAist reported on October 5, 2011, that the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) 2010 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents found anti-Jewish vandalism, harassment and physical assault reports rose 8 percent in the state and from 2009 to 2010, reports increased from 275 to 297. The LAist also noted that during the same time frame, incidents rose across the nation from 1,211 to 1,239.
Amanda Susskind, ADL’s Pacific Southwest regional director noted that while hate crimes as a whole are down in California, crimes against Jews are up. According to the most recent Hate Crime Report of the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations, anti-Jewish hate crimes in Los Angeles alone accounted for one of five total hate crimes and 88 percent of hate crimes targeting religious groups.
Do these findings surprise you? Have you been the victim of anti-Jewish discrimination at your work? If you believe that you have been subjected to national origin or employment discrimination, you should contact our office today to speak with a Los Angeles employment lawyer. Our firm can supply you with information on how to prove discrimination and stop abusive behavior at your work.
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