Color Discrimination in the Workplace Claims | What to Know

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Color Discrimination in the Workplace Claims | What to Know


Color refers to an individual’s pigmentation, skin shade, or complexion. If you can prove that you were discriminated against due to the color of your skin in the workplace, you likely have a valid ground for an EEOC claim. To learn more about filing a valid claim, continue reading and contact our experienced Atlanta color discrimination attorney.

If you believe that you are a victim in the workplace, our firm is prepared to assist you. To discover more about our services, do not hesitate to pick up the phone today. We are prepared to fight for your rights as an employee in Georgia.

What is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act?

All employees are protected against discrimination due to the color of their skin under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The following are examples of the discrimination that employees are protected against:

  • Retaliation
  • Harassment
  • Segregation and classification of employees
  • Pre-employment inquiries and requirements
  • Protection during the recruiting, hiring, and advancement processes
  • Compensation, employment terms, conditions, and privileges

How long do I have to file a claim if I believe that I am a victim of color discrimination?

You must take action as soon as possible if you believe that you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace. In Georgia, you are legally obligated to report an incident of discrimination within 180 days of the date of the incident. If you are a federal employee, you must speak with an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor within 45 days of the incident of discrimination.

If you fail to report these instances of discrimination within the correct time period, you may risk losing your opportunity to recover compensation due to being permanently time-barred from taking legal action.

It is best to file your claim as soon as possible. To begin this process today, do not hesitate to contact our Atlanta employment rights attorney. Our legal team is prepared to walk you through each step of the process ahead. To learn more about our services, reach out to our firm to schedule your initial construction. We are prepared to fight for your rights as an employee in Georiga. We are looking forward to hearing from you.


If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Georgia, you can count on Ben Barrett Law to effectively represent your interests. With over 30 years of experience, Attorney Barrett has the skill and experience necessary to help you navigate the complexities of any employment law matter you may be facing. To discuss your case with a legal team you can trust, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Barrett Law today.

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