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How do you report racial discrimination in the workplace?

On Behalf of | Mar 29, 2021 | Racial Discrimination At Work

If you’re suffering from racial discrimination in the workplace in Florida, it can be intimidating to report the behavior when your job may be at risk. The harassment might include racial slurs, derogatory remarks or symbols that are racially offensive.

How to file a report

Begin writing down the events that take place to gather evidence and jot down the times and employees involved. Keep your work records and talk to other employees about the problem to ensure that other people are aware of the issue.

If you’re discriminated against due to your race or another legally protected characteristic, you can report the behavior to a supervisor or human resources department in the early stages of the harassment. If the problem persists, it’s important to consider submitting a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

How to prevent racial discrimination in the workplace

To prevent racial discrimination from occurring in the workplace, employers should create an anti-discrimination policy that must be reviewed by every employee. Employers can provide training every quarter or annually to avoid racism in the workplace. Supporting the victim is also necessary; employers might consider establishing an informal reporting system that is anonymous. Holding employees accountable for their actions by correcting behaviors and taking disciplinary action can also prevent racial discrimination from reoccurring.

Who can you contact for legal assistance?

If you believe that you’ve experienced racial discrimination in the workplace, reach out to an attorney to protect your rights and review the details of the case. The legal professional may help you to seek compensation and work to restore your employment or reputation after the discrimination has occurred.