Racial discrimination in the workplace can take on many forms. Even though this problem is not nearly as serious as it was in the past, it remains. There are still people who are not comfortable with those of other races, which leads them to make a poor decision.
The problem with a race-based discrimination claim is simple: the employer often states a false reason for demoting, terminating or taking some other type of action against the worker. Even so, with the right investigation it is possible to pinpoint exactly what happened.
Many job-related race discrimination claims are related to:
— Workplace violence
— Denial of a promotion
— Unfair treatment in regards to benefits, pay or working conditions
— Retaliating for reporting race discrimination
— Wrongful termination
— Stalking or harassment
— Offensive jokes
Nobody should have to deal with racial discrimination. Not only can this make them uncomfortable in the workplace, but it can hold them back from reaching their full potential. The most difficult part of putting an end to this is stepping forward and speaking up. Once this is done, the victim will feel much better about what the future holds.
Those who are discriminated against must become familiar with their rights as employees. There are state and federal laws in place to protect against this type of behavior.
Those who want to learn more about race-based discrimination, including common forms, can visit our website. Our “Race Discrimination” webpage is full of helpful advice, guidance and basic information on this form of workplace discrimination.