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What are some examples of racial discrimination?

by | Jul 21, 2017 | Race Discrimination |

Each day, workers nationwide experience discrimination on the basis of their race. In Kansas City, and across Missouri, it is imperative for victims of discrimination and all employees who recognize unlawful discrimination in the workplace to speak out. Unfortunately, some choose to keep quiet because they are worried about retaliation, which is also unlawful. When employers and other people in the workplace break the law by treating someone unfairly due to their racial background, they must answer for their behavior.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, discrimination on the basis of an employee’s racial background takes various forms in the workplace. For example, a working environment that has become hostile due to relentless verbal attacks, or discriminating against someone because of their marital partner’s race, violates the law. Other examples of illegal discrimination include terminating an employee’s position, refusing to hire, demoting, or denying benefits to a worker because of their race.

In recent times, some people may feel as if progress has been made with regard to race in the workplace. However, it is important for employers, managers, co-workers, and even customers to realize that racial discrimination, as well as other forms of unlawful discrimination, continue to appear in work spaces across the country. When an employee faces discrimination, they may suffer a number of setbacks, including financial challenges and serious emotional pain.

You must also understand that the material put forward in this post was written as general information and does not take the place of legal advice.

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