Racial discrimination is, unfortunately, a major issue in our country. It is important that each employee feels safe and secure in their place of work. If you believe that you are a victim of racial discrimination in your workplace, our firm is prepared to assist you in taking legal action. To learn more about racial discrimination in Georgia, continue reading and reach out to our experienced Georgia employment law attorney.
What qualifies as racial discrimination in the workplace?
It is crucial to understand that if a boss or coworker makes a rude or offensive remark, this may not be enough to file a successful claim. However, if the behavior is reoccurring, this is enough to classify it as harassment, which means that there is a good chance you can pursue a claim.
Discrimination based on race is defined as the following by The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
- Employers or employees using racial slurs
- Employers displaying symbols that are traditionally/historically considered racially offensive
- Employers or employees making derogatory comments regarding a person’s skin color or race
If you believe that you are a victim of discrimination in the workplace, but are unsure if you have a valid claim, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm.
How can I take legal action?
The first step you should take as a victim of discrimination in the workplace is to speak with the Human Resources department. You are legally obligated to report the incident within 180 days in Georgia. If you do not have an HR department, you must speak with your employer. If you claim is against your employer, document the incidents of racial discrimination thoroughly by taking the following steps:
- Photograph the behavior
- Save emails, text messages, and other correspondences that portray the discrimination
- Record conversations where the individual uses this sort of language
If you are facing racial discrimination in the workplace, it is important that you reach out to an attorney who has experience handling racial discrimination cases. Our legal team is prepared to advocate for you and your rights as an employee in Georiga. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, do not hesitate to pick up the phone today to speak with our team.
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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.