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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)
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