Today March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, unfortunately many people around the world continue to suffer discriminatory acts in different areas of their lives.
One of the groups that suffers the most because of Racial Discrimination is the Latino community, especially those who live in the United States have experienced an episode of this nature.
At Lipeles, we want to remind you of the importance of being treated fairly regardless of our race at work.
Sometimes, we can minimize the situations we are experiencing and think that they are not a sufficient reason to initiate legal action.
Here are some examples that constitute racial discrimination in the selection process for a job or at work as such:
- Your boss or coworkers make practical jokes about a nationality or race.
- In your work you use racial language, such as the use of derogatory terms towards certain ethnic groups.
- If in a job interview they ask you about your racial origins.
- The person in charge of distributing tasks at work assigns certain functions to employees of a certain race.
- An employee is penalized for forming a friendship or bond with an employee of a certain race.
- They don’t hire an applicant of a certain race because he doesn’t “fit” the image the company wants to project.
- An employee is unfairly reprimanded for her place of origin or race.
- They don’t give someone a chance to promote just because of her race.
We hope this blog is helpful so that you can have a guide that will help you recognize if you are suffering from racism in your workplace.
On this day, we must remember that to end racism we must not tolerate racist acts, but we can rely on the law to demand our rights.
Our call is to recognize and address any racist situation that exists, so that people who are exercising racist attitudes can receive the corresponding sanctions.