The United States has to be the country with the most diverse collection of workers from various countries around the world. These people left their hometowns to go and try to live the big American dream. These people have been very valuable contributors to the country’s economy. Through their hard work and the taxes that they pay, these people help move the economy and push it forward.
Because of these, people from other countries deserve all the respect that they could get as more than contributors to this great country’s economy. They are human beings that deserve to be treated fairly.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has an initiative that is called Eradicating Racism & Colorism from Employment (E-RACE), and here are just some of the tips on how to respect one’s race or color and prevent workplace discrimination on the basis of either of the two:
- Learn to respect the differences, cultural and racial in the workplace. Accepting and respecting these differences will help us treat everybody in the office better.
- Practice professional speech and conduct. By being professional with the way we talk and deal with people, we can avoid offending them and starting animosity in the workplace.
- Take your stand against discrimination and harassment. Don’t join people who initiate, participate or condone these acts.
- Be sensitive with the jokes you make. Avoid race-based or culturally offensive humor.
- Be aware of the company’s policies and be responsible with your actions.
- Attend and actively participate in trainings to prevent discrimination and harassment.
- Report inappropriate, abusive, harassing, and discriminatory acts or behavior to your supervisor, HR department, union, management, or labor authorities.
- Fight for your rights if you have been a victim of such discrimination.
Racial discrimination and other forms of abuse or discrimination inside the workplace could be avoided. You just need to take your stand and avoid the things that may offend others.
So if you have been a victim or have been aware of any race or color discrimination case in your workplace, you can go or tell the victims to visit the EEOC website: www.eeoc.gov. Alternatively, you may get the services of a Los Angeles discrimination attorney to help you file a complaint and fight for your rights.