Federal and state laws prohibit any kind of disparate treatment based on race in the workplace. This type of discrimination touches every aspect of the employment experience from hiring, workplace treatment, and termination. If you have been subjected to racial discrimination in the workplace, you may be able to receive financial compensation in a lawsuit.
An employer may not do the following at work based on race:
- Make hiring or firing decisions
- Pay two employees differently
- Failing to provide benefits
- Segregating employees
- Make or deny promotions
- Issue negative performance reviews
Racial discrimination in the workplace is not always overt. Employers can go to great lengths to try to hide their actions and make them as subtle as possible. However, if there is a pattern and visible effects of people being treated differently, it can be considered racial discrimination. Employers will never admit that they discriminated against an employee, so you need to be on the lookout for signs of discrimination, both in terms of how they affect you and a pattern across the company. Race discrimination cases are often proven with circumstantial evidence.
First, workers must file a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. They will either take action on your own or tell you that you must. While you must file with the EEOC first, you should not expect them to take action because they rarely do. Nonetheless, discrimination is an ongoing problem in the workplace, and you can still take strong legal action with an experienced employment law attorney.
Call an Atlanta Employment Law Attorney
If you believe that you have been the victim of racial discrimination in the workplace, we can help. Call Battleson Law LLC today at 470.398.0720 or contact us online to discuss your case and the next steps to obtain financial compensation.