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Race discrimination is still a problem in many workplaces

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2020 | Racial Discrimination At Work

No one should have to endure unfair treatment in the workplace, even if the mistreatment is unintentional. Race discrimination is still a problem in many workplaces, and it will require a concerted effort to address this problem and make professional settings fair places where everyone has a chance to succeed. If a Florida employee does experience discrimination in his or her workplace, it may be appropriate to pursue legal recourse.

Many aspects of racism in the workplace are deeply ingrained. Employers should take a careful look at all of their practices and take steps to make them more inclusive. Long-lasting change is the goal, not just the haphazard application of a quick fix. The conscious development of inclusive practices can take time. Additionally, it is important to hold everyone accountable for racist actions, comments and practices in the workplace, even if it is inadvertent.

Discrimination could be intentional, but it can also happen unintentionally. Florida employers should address both in their workplaces. Unintentional bias can lead to the discriminatory treatment of employees who may not be sure how to speak out. There is often a fear about speaking out about discrimination because some are worried they may experience retaliation of some kind.

Race discrimination at work is unacceptable. If an employee believes he or she is a victim, it may help to speak with an experienced attorney regarding the legal options available. A civil claim may be an appropriate course of action, allowing a victim to recoup losses and claim damages for what he or she experienced.