Our country has made great strides in providing extensive protections for demographics of all types in the workplace. California, in particular, has enacted strict laws providing additional protections for pregnant women, disabled workers and others. The goal is for all people to be treated equally by their employers, so that workers of all kinds can perform their jobs and contribute to society in a meaningful and rewarding way.
Of course, even as strides are continually made for all kinds of demographics, it is important not to forget that racial discrimination can still be an extremely pervasive problem in our society and our workforce. For one reason or another, some people simply cannot let issues of skin color go, and they refuse to treat people of different races the same as their peers. The good news is that just like every other demographic, racially diverse people are protected from discrimination as well.
It is important to remember that being legally protected from something is not the same as being immune from it. After all, murder is illegal, and yet people are tragically murdered every day. In the same way, just because you are protected from racial discrimination in the workplace does not mean that you will never experience it. That is why you should remember your rights and not be afraid to take advantage of them.
If you believe that you are suffering from racial discrimination in the workplace, do not hesitate to contact an attorney and discuss your circumstances. Thanks to both state and federal laws, you do not have to suffer such discrimination, especially if it affects your ability to work and perform the functions of your job. You could be entitled to compensation if you have been victimized by coworkers or superiors because of your race.