Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

Despite significant progress in our society toward racial equality, there is still a long way to go, and if you have found yourself to be a target of such transgressions, you may feel as though you don’t know where to turn.
This type of discrimination is illegal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, yet can be one of the more difficult forms of discrimination to prove, as well as to prosecute. At Adams Law Office, you will find professional counsel experienced in working within the processes necessary for protecting and upholding your legal rights to a fair and just workplace, no matter your ethnic heritage. 

Confronting all forms of contemporary bias

Our legal system clearly defines racial discrimination as the practice of letting a person's race or skin color unfairly become a factor when deciding who receives a job, promotion, or other employment benefit.  While our laws cover all federal, state, local and private employees, this type of discrimination covers a wide array of aspects, which may include:

  • Color discrimination
  • Same Race discrimination
  • Intersectional discrimination or harassment
  • Use of “code words”
  • Reverse discrimination
  • Associational discrimination
  • Biracial discrimination

What to do if you have been a target

There is an need for expediency when pursuing action against racial discrimination in the workplace, as there are very specific statutes of limitation.  Keeping detailed records is a good place to start, such as archiving emails, text or written messages, recordings and witness statements.  It’s important to promptly escalate these matters to the appropriate supervisors and/or available human relations department at your place of employment, but if no steps are taken to address and remedy the situation, then you may need to speak to an experienced attorney with definitive training who knows how to seek justice on your behalf.

Racial discrimination can be a complicated process to reconcile.  There may be layered biases, whether overt, subtle or implicit, but you have rights that were set forth to protect all citizens from these forms of discrimination, and there is help available. Call Adams Law Office at 918-587-8700 to speak with an attorney who not only knows how to fight for you, but who is ready to get started today.