Offensive behavior that occurs because of your race is the basic component of racial harassment. Racial slurs, jokes or stereotyping are all examples of the kinds of conduct that can make up racial harassment. This is true even if the behavior targets the race of your spouse or friends.
It is possible for such harassment to rise to the level of racial discrimination if it is sufficiently frequent or severe to create an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
If your employer does not adequately respond to complaints about such treatment, you should contact a racial harassment lawyer at Holman Schiavone, LLC. Call us at (816) 399-5149 for a free initial consultation.
What Can You Do About Racial Harassment at Work?
When you suffer racial harassment, it is important to make sure that you let the harasser clearly know that their conduct is unwelcome. Also, make sure that you let your employer know of the situation (preferably in writing) and let them know how you want it addressed.
Read your employer’s harassment policy, and do your best to follow it as closely as possible. Also, make written notes about each instance of harassment, and talk to fellow employees or others who may be in a similar situation.
What You Will Get From Holman Schiavone, LLC
Our staff is ready to help you eliminate racial harassment and recover any damages you have suffered. We can assist you by explaining your employer’s harassment policy and the steps you need to take to meet your obligations under the law.
If your employer has failed to address your racism complaint adequately, we can also help you gather the necessary evidence for a lawsuit.
To arrange your free initial consultation with our Kansas City office, please call (816) 399-5149 or email us. We serve clients in Missouri and Kansas who have suffered racial harassment or discrimination at work.