Racial discrimination at the workplace is, unfortunately, becoming common. It exists in workplaces across the world. With globalization and better work opportunities, people are traveling across to other countries and settling down there. Their culture, traditions, interests, beliefs differ from that of the locals and this leads to a conflict of interest, of sorts. This can lead to racial discrimination at places of work, community places etc.
Discrimination at workplace is particularly unwarranted, because it affects the morale and self-confidence of the employee. This can lead to lower productivity levels of the employee or a group of employees. It will also not create a conducive work environment for ideas to be discussed and implemented.
Hence, laws have been passed by governments across the world, to prohibit racial discrimination at workplace. The government of United States of America passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 in order to prohibit racial discrimination at workplace. The Title VII of this Act ensures to safeguard the individuals against discrimination on the basis of race and color, in regard to appointment, dismissal, promotion, rewards, on-the-job training, or any other aspect of employment. Moreover, the act also categorically states that any individual who makes a racial or ethnic slur, offensive and derogatory remarks on the race and color of another employee can be sued on charges of discrimination. Additionally, the company too, is likely to initiate a stringent disciplinary action against the guilty employee.