What to Know About Color Discrimination in the Workplace

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What to Know About Color Discrimination in the Workplace

Color” refers to an individual’s complexion, pigmentation, or skin shade. You will likely have a valid ground for an EEOC claim if you can prove that you were discriminated against direly due to the color of your skin. To learn more about filing a discrimination claim, continue reading and reach out to our experienced employment law attorney. If you believe that you are a victim of color discrimination in the workplace, do not hesitate to give our firm a call. We are prepared to fight for your rights as an employee in Georgia.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Protections for Color Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects all employees against discrimination due to the color of their skin. Such discrimination can include the following:

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

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

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

Failure to report these instances of discrimination within these time periods may result in you losing your opportunity to recover compensation and becoming permanently time-barred from taking legal action.

The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started with this process as soon as possible, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced employment rights attorney today. We will walk you through the steps of the legal process ahead. If you have any further questions regarding your claim, give our firm a call to learn more about our services and how we can assist you and your specific circumstances. We are prepared to fight for your rights as an employee in Georiga. Contact us today.


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