Unfortunately, many employees face racial discrimination. This is a major issue, and it is important that you feel safe and secure in your place of work. If you believe you are a victim of racial discrimination in your workplace, our firm is here to help. Read on to learn more about racial discrimination in Georgia.
What Does Racial Discrimination in the Workplace Look Like?
It is important to note that not every remark will qualify as racial discrimination. For example, if a boss or coworker makes a rude, offensive remark, it may not be enough to file a claim. That being said, if the behavior is reoccurring, and it classifies as harassment, there is a very good chance you can pursue a claim.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines discrimination based on race as the following:
- Employers displaying symbols that are traditionally or historically considered racially offensive
- Employers or employees using racial slurs
- Employers or employees making derogatory comments regarding a person’s race or the color of their skin
If you are unsure whether you have a valid claim, reach out to our firm to discuss your case.
How Can I Take Legal Action?
If you are the victim of discrimination in the workplace, you should speak with the Human Resources department right away. In Georgia, you are legally obligated to report the incident(s) within 180 days from the date of their occurrences. If you do not have a Human Resources department, you should speak with your employer, but, if your claim is against your employer, it is in your best interest to document the incident(s) of racial discrimination as thoroughly as possible.
In order to provide this documentation, be sure to:
- Take pictures of the behavior
- Save rude text messages, emails, or other correspondences
- Record conversations where the individual uses this sort of language
If you are a victim of racial discrimination, reach out to our experienced and dedicated firm today. We are here to advocate for you every step of the way.
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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.