If Faced with Discrimination on the Job

If you believe you are facing discrimination at work:

  • Remain calm and polite.
  • Inform the offending party that you believe his/her actions are discriminatory.
  • Report the discriminatory action in writing to company management.
  • Begin documenting the discrimination by saving memos, keeping a detailed journal, noting the presence of witnesses and making written complaints. Make sure to keep copies of all materials. It is important to keep a "paper trail" of evidence.
  • Ask to be transferred to another department or job site.
  • Ask for mediation.
  • DO NOT sign any documents or resign from your position without first consulting an attorney.
  • Contact CAIR at 202-488-8787, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through our civil rights complaint form here.
  • Contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Take Action Report an Incident

campaign islamophobia

CAIR’s department to monitor and combat Islamophobia tracks sources and incidents of Islamophobia across the country, creates dossiers on prominent Islamophobes, and produces factsheets to debunk false information that has been spread about Islam.