How Can I Prove Race Discrimination in the Workplace?

Race discrimination is an ever-present reality for many workers, and understanding what it looks like and how it is proven is essential to protecting your rights as an employee. Race discrimination occurs when someone is treated differently or unfairly because of their race or ethnicity. It can be direct or indirect.

Examples of direct race discrimination include being passed over for promotions because of one’s race or being subjected to offensive comments or jokes based on one’s race. Indirect race discrimination includes policies or practices which appear neutral but disproportionately affect people of a certain race. This type of discrimination can be more difficult to prove than direct race discrimination.

Employees who experience any form of race discrimination should document all instances where they feel they were treated differently due to their race and reach out for help right away if they feel unsafe. It is also important for employees who experience any type of harassment at work to report it immediately so that further incidents can be prevented.

Examples of Race Discrimination in the Workplace

There are many examples of race discrimination in the workplace that are considered illegal under the law, such as:

  • Being denied access to certain job opportunities because of one’s race.
  • Being subjected to unfair discipline because of one’s race.
  • Receiving lower wages than others doing similar work because of one’s race.          
  • Being excluded from social activities because of one’s race.
  • Being retaliated against for making complaints about racism in the workplace.       

Harassment based on someone’s race is illegal under the law. Harassment includes verbal abuse, such as name-calling and slurs, physical threats, intimidating behavior, display of offensive materials, and any other behaviors that create a hostile work environment.

South Jersey Workplace Discrimination Lawyers at The Law Offices of Leo B. Dubler, III, LLC Can Protects Your Rights

If you think your employment rights have been violated, you can speak with our South Jersey workplace discrimination lawyers at The Law Offices of Leo B. Dubler, III, LLC. Whether your rights have been violated during the hiring process or during employment, you may be entitled to compensation and damages. Call us at 856-235-7075 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Mount Laurel and Atlantic City, New Jersey, we proudly serve clients in South Jersey, including Cherry Hill, Burlington County, and Camden County.