What to do if I feel likeI am being mistreated and disrespected at my work because of my race?

UPDATED: Dec 30, 2011

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What to do if I feel likeI am being mistreated and disrespected at my work because of my race?

I work in a fast food restaurant. My title is shift manager. I am the only one that has not completed the training program for this title. I am disrespected at work. Treated differently. For example, if I have an emergency that I cannot make it to work and I call in, I’m punished the following week by not being put on the schedule. If my co-worker does this she is excused. Also, money has been stolen and when the asst. manager admitted to it she was not punished. I had a small cash shortage and my job was threatened. I feel that I am being discriminated against because of my race.

Asked on December 30, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana


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Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country as well as federal law, a person cannot be disciminated in the work environment based upon race, gender, sexual orientation, gender and the like.

If you have been subjected to treatment different that others at work by your employer based upon your race, you should consult with a labor attorney about the situaiton and possibly speak with a representative with your local labor department as to the seemingly discriminatory treatment you are receiving at work compared to other employees that you have written about.

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