Racial Discrimination

Goldfish Sorted by ColorRacial Discrimination in the workplace involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features).

Color Discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion.

The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

Harassment can include, for example, racial slurs, offensive or derogatory remarks about a person’s race or color, or the display of racially-offensive symbols. This is known as a hostile or offensive work environment.

Discrimination and harassment can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination/harassment are the same race or color.

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