Race Discrimination

Examples of Race Discrimination

  • The employer chooses a less-qualified applicant over you
  • You receive lower pay or benefits than white coworkers
  • Your employer holds you to higher standards than it does white employees
  • The employer uses tests or other screening mechanisms that result in exclusion of people of color
  • Your employer sets up greater barriers to advancement for employees of color

Take a stand against racial discrimination

Members of all races are protected from discrimination based on their race, although race discrimination most commonly occurs to people of color. Managers who make decisions influenced by racial bias may not always be consciously aware of their own bias, but workplace racial discrimination is still wrong and illegal.

It is also against the law for your employer to discriminate against you because you associate with or are married to someone of a different race, or because you have multiracial children.

While most cases involving illegal discrimination have a very short statute of limitations (300 days), you may have up to four years to file a race discrimination lawsuit.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Race Discrimination