Race/Color Discrimination

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