After the year that has passed, there are many people in America who probably just feel lucky to have a job. While there are encouraging signs that the national economy may be returning to stability at an incremental pace, the employment market can be volatile in certain areas of the country, including in New York and New Jersey. Employees may be feeling more vulnerable than ever before.
However, just because the job market might be in flux is not a reason for racial discrimination to be tolerated in the workplace. Yes, there are many employees who feel that their employers have great power over them and their ability to simply feed their family. But, as developments of the past few years have shown, the national spotlight on racial discrimination in America is bright, and that includes in the workplace.
Employees who believe they have been the victim of racial discrimination should know their rights. As the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission notes on its website, racial discrimination could be harassment or unfavorable treatment, for example, although the exact circumstances of racial discrimination can vary greatly.
Holding employers accountable
When racial discrimination occurs in the workplace, employees may need to take legal action to hold employers accountable. All employees are entitled to a safe work environment, free from harassment of any kind. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help those who have suffered from racial discrimination in the workplace, please visit the employee legal protections overview section our website.