Despite the day and age we are currently in, racism is still a prevalent issue, unfortunately. Most times, people do not expect to experience nor see racism in the workplace, however, racial discrimination can still impact one’s life professional during this time.
What is Racial Discrimination and How Can it Happen in the Workplace?
Race discrimination occurs when a prospective applicant or employee receives unfavorable treatment due to his or her race or race-related characteristics, such as skin tone, hair texture, or facial features. Race discrimination can also be referred to as “colorism,” which is the act of treating a person poorly merely because of the color, tone or shade of their skin. This type of discrimination can even occur if the defendant is of the same race or ethnicity. No matter what the scenario is, race discrimination in the workplace is prohibited and no one should have to experience this type of behavior under any circumstances.
Race discrimination can be delivered within racial slurs, racist “jokes,” racial stereotypes, materials (swastikas or nooses), or even singing along to racist lyrics. Additionally, employers who make certain employment decisions based on the race and/or color of someone in the workplace can be held responsible for race discrimination.
As you can see, race discrimination in the workplace is not and should not ever be taken lightly. If you or a loved one has been victimized by race discrimination in the workplace, it is impratice that you get in contact with a an experienced team of racial discrimination lawyers
. At Mann & Elias, we have a lot of experience in representing the victims of racial discrimination in the workplace. Under no circumstances should a victim of racial discrimination just stand by and not seek guidance from a team of racial discrimination attorneys who will get them the justice they need,
Options Available for Those Who Have Been Racially Discriminated Against
There are a number of options that are available to prospective employees and employees who have been discriminated against based on their race or color. Prior to taking any legal action, employees must notify their employers of their concerns most importantly. Unfortunately, employees should not assume that the employer will have their best interest, nor should they assume that their employer will immediately take action to put a stop to it. Instead, the employee should document each and every one of the incidents that have occurred regarding racial discrimination. Additionally, continue to notify the Human Resources Department of such behavior if it continues. By submitting written complaints, the company should begin investigations of such behavior and should address the employee’s complaints. It is the company’s duty to effectively respond to the complaints and if the company does not do so, the employee can file a complaint with an administrative company or in court.
No matter what, though, it is the company’s obligation to make acknowledgement of their employee’s complaints.
What Should Employees Know About the Process of Filing a Racial Discrimination Complaint?
It is extremely important that employees know that they have every right to speak up if they are experiencing injustice in their workplace. As for racial dsicrimination cases–they are extremely complex, lengthy, difficult, and emotional for both parties. It is important that employees are aware of the companies’ defenses that may come about regardless of how true the allegations are. This is why speaking to qualified race discrimination lawyers from Mann & Elias is imperative to a successful case.
By speaking to our team, we will prepare you for court, and we will advocate on your behalf from the very beginning until the end. It is our ultimate duty to work diligently on our clients’ cases and we strongly believe in pursuing justice on behalf of those who have been victimized by racial disicrimination.
Contact Our Team of Racial Discrimination Lawyers
At Mann & Elias, we will do whatever it takes to bring justice to the table on behalf of our clients. We understand that it is an extremely trying process; however, we are highly experienced and we know what it takes to bring a strong case.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of racial discrimination in the workplace, do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time. Our will get the justice you need.