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What should you do about workplace discrimination?

Even if you don't enjoy every aspect of your job, you should never have to worry about workplace discrimination.

If you find yourself in this position, you have one of two options: You can sit around and hope that things get better, or you can take action to ensure that you don't remain a victim into the future.

It goes without saying that you should stand up for yourself. There is no place for workplace discrimination in today's world.

If you find yourself in this position, here are some basic steps to take:

-- Make your employer aware of what is going on. You can speak with your supervisor and/or the HR department.

-- Show that you are serious about this matter. You need to do more than tell your employer what happened. You need to let them know that you are serious and that the behavior must stop immediately.

-- Keep track of any incidents. From the date to the time, from the person involved to any witnesses, keep a log of all acts of workplace discrimination.

-- Review your employee handbook. There's a good chance that this will provide information regarding any anti-discrimination policies.

-- Learn more about state and federal workplace discrimination laws.

All in all, your primary goal is to make sure that the discrimination stops. Along with this, you should also learn more about your legal rights, such as your ability to receive compensation.

If you take the right steps at the right time, you'll put yourself in position to deal with workplace discrimination in the appropriate manner.

Source: FindLaw, "Dealing with Discrimination: Tips for Employees," accessed Nov. 22, 2016

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