Race discrimination in the workplace involves treating an applicant or employee unfavorably due to the their race or the color of their skin.

Additionally, this type of discrimination also includes a situation where a person is being treated unfavorably because they are married to a person of a certain race or skin color.

Race/Color Discrimination in the Workplace

The law strictly forbids race/color discrimination in any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, job responsibilities, pay, layoff, promotions, benefits, and training.

It is against the law to harass an applicant or employee because of their race or skin color.

Harassment is a broad term that covers a variety of situations. For example, this could include a racial slur or making derogatory remarks.

The harasser can be a victim’s boss, coworker, or somebody who is not employed by the company, such as a customer.

While some companies think they are doing the right thing, they have an employment policy in place that has a negative impact on people of a particular race. For example, a no-beard policy may not intend to discriminate against anybody, but it may impact African-American men who are unable to shave regularly due to a common skin condition.

Have you been a Victim of Race/Color Discrimination?

Where you denied a  job opportunity because of your race? Are you being discriminated against because of the color of your skin? These are serious situations that should be dealt with accordingly.

With a Virginia employment attorney on your side, you know your rights will be protected at all times.

Resources: Race/Color Discrimination – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission