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How To Deal With Racial Discrimination In The Workplace

One of the major issues the society is still grappling with up to now is racial discrimination. Handling it is a big issue for both people and many are stuck on how to go about it. If you are an employer having to deal with this, you know how ugly it can get if not well handled and if you are the employee, you know the same as well. It is important that both the employer and the employee look for ways to handle this well.

One way to deal with it is by doing some research to see how others have dealt with it that are in your position. Check with a lawyer to see the legal side of things. Use the online forums, blogs and social media platform to see what others are saying about this and pick what you think is going to be helpful to you.

Another effective way to deal with racial discrimination in the workplace is through asking people to repeat themselves. It shows that you have no interest whatsoever in what they said when you ask them to repeat themselves. It is also critical to keep in mind that there is also the need to ask them why they made the remarks. Asking such a questions make things clear and it also makes you have a deeper thought on why they had to make the remark. It is crucial to consider that you shall be in a position to understand your next move.

The issue of ignoring the remark made is also an essential element that you should consider. Ignorance at times helps in protecting your emotions and it also helps in avoiding a situation in intensifying. Therefore, overlook the said remarks.

Go to your human resource manager and report the incident as soon as possible. What the human resource manager should do is to confront the person and solve this issue. If you don’t get help from the HR, move up the chain and talk to your employer. This is very brave and will result in something good. Make sure that it is clear that you are not letting the matter go. Find out what the law requires when it comes to this racial discrimination issue and make this known to your employer.

If this is not a one-time thing, it would be wise of you to record it. If you have a diary, record the incidents and make sure to be very specific. You don’t want to guess anything so make sure that you are very detailed so that you don’t sound confused. If you have any evidence of the incident happening , keep it safe.

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