Putting an End to Racial Discrimination in the Workplace!

Despite the progress made on racial issues, hundreds of thousands of people working in the United States are still subjected to discrimination based on their skin color. Workers subjected to racial discrimination can file a claim for damages and get compensation due to state and federal laws prohibiting such behavior. These laws prohibit racial discrimination on the job, and you can get help from wage & hour lawyers.

Become familiar with the laws of Connecticut.

In the United States of America, it is against the law to discriminate against a person based on their race because of their skin color. The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employers in the state from considering an applicant’s race when making hiring choices. This prohibition applies to both public and private employers.

Workers are also protected by the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The act makes it illegal to discriminate against employees based on race, sex, religion, color, sex, or national origin. These provisions were enacted to protect workers from unfair treatment.

Examples of racial discrimination

Although both state and federal legislation protect workers from discrimination, racial discrimination in the workplace is still relatively widespread. The following are some examples of instances where people of different races were treated differently frequently in Connecticut:

  • Abusive treatment. Being made the subject of jokes, derision, or other forms of harassment because of one’s race by coworkers or superiors can be considered a kind of racial discrimination. Workers have the right to an environment free of hatred in the workplace.
  • The promotion of. Suppose you are passed over for promotion in favor of another employee of a different race despite being more qualified for the position. In that case, you can be the victim of discrimination.
  • Concerning matters of employment. When you are passed over for a job opportunity in favor of less-qualified applicants of another race, or when you are fired despite the fact that you have not broken any rules at work.
  • Different levels of pay. You might have a case if your wages are lower than those of people of a different race who are in a similar situation but who are of a different race.

It can be challenging to provide evidence of racial discrimination in the workplace because most companies and managers will not acknowledge acting discriminatorily toward employees based on their race. Because of this, it is indispensable to have a civil rights attorney on your side.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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