What can I do if I’m discriminated against because of my race?
Question & AnswerWhat can I do if I’m discriminated against because of my race?
1. Keep a record of the discrimination
If you’ve been discriminated because of your race, make notes about what happened. Do this as soon as you can so you’ll remember more of the details.
If you decide to make a claim against your employer, the government, or the person or group that discriminated against you, a written record can help you prove your case.
When making notes, give as many details as possible. Include things like:
- the date, time, and place
- who did or said what
- who else saw or heard what happened
- what you did at the time
If you told someone with authority about the , like your landlord, employer, or manager, make sure to include what they said and how they responded.
There are many ways to keep a record. For example, you can:
- send an email to your personal email account with details like those listed above
- write the details in a notebook
- keep a folder with copies of harassing emails and letters, and print or take screenshots of texts and social media posts from anyone involved
When you make your notes, be sure to write the date on them.
And keep your notes and records in a safe place. If the discrimination happened at work, don’t keep them on your employer’s computer. You may not be able to get them if you leave your job.