Racial discrimination in the workplace is not only unethical and unfair, but it is also illegal. Race discrimination includes, being discriminated or harassed in the work environment based on your race, color, nationality, ethnicity, or ancestry. While racial discrimination at work can take various forms, it can end up causing employees significant emotional distress – regardless of whether the discriminatory actions were intentional.
Laws In Regard to Race Discrimination
While discrimination is against the law, cases involving racial or ethnic discrimination are not always easy to prove. To prove a Title VII racial discrimination claim, the plaintiff must prove the following elements to make out a prima facie case:
- He/she is a member of a protected class;
- He/she was qualified for her position;
- He/she suffered an adverse employment action; and
- the adverse action occurred under circumstances giving rise to an inference of discrimination. Fisher v. Vassar College, 114 F.3d 1332, 1344 (2d Cir.1997).” Sample v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 273 F.Supp.2d 185, 188 (D.Conn.,2003).
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How Employers Can Stop Discrimination
Racial discrimination can have disastrous results including low morale, hostile workplace and expensive lawsuits. Prevention is the best tool to eliminate racial discrimination in the workplace. Employers are encouraged to take steps necessary to prevent race discrimination and harassment from occurring. In-house workshops and training sessions on racial sensitivity and workplace diversity, and training on employment laws are just a few steps companies can take to prevent race discrimination in the workplace.
Good policies and procedures provide an effective means for promptly and appropriately responding to discrimination complaints. A policy against discrimination is an extremely important method for preventing racial discrimination. This policy should also prohibit retaliation against any person who brings an accusation of discrimination or who assists with the investigation or resolution of a discrimination allegations.
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