Race discrimination can be committed by managers, supervisors, co-workers, etc. Below are common examples of illegal race discrimination in the workplace:
- Firing, demotion or lack of advancement (promotion)
- Unequal pay
- Policies that negatively affect a protected class
Race Discrimination & Retaliation
It’s unlawful under both federal and Pennsylvania law for an employer to retaliate against an employee who reports race discrimination or otherwise participates in an investigation or proceeding related to race discrimination.
Examples of Retaliation at Work
An employee in Philadelphia is terminated after filing a report of race discrimination.
An employee in Allentown is demoted after testifying in an EEOC investigation into race discrimination practices.
In order to prove retaliation, the employee must prove the following:
- the employee engaged in activity protected by Title VII,
- the employer took an adverse employment action against the employee, and
- a causal connection between the protected activity and the adverse employment action.
Race Discrimination News: August 2021, Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against Construction Company Nets $420K for Black Employees [Multiple black employees of a construction company were subjected to disgusting racial harassment by white employees.]
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