Race Discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or an employee) unfavorabvly because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion.
Race/color discrimination also can involve treating someone unfavorably because the person is married to (or associated with) a person of a certain race or color or because of a person's connection with a race-based organization or group, or an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain color.
Discrimination can occurrwhen the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are the same race or color.
RACE/COLOR DISCRIMINATION & WORK SITUATIONS
The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits and any other term or condition of employment.
It is unlawful to harass a person because of that person's race or color. Any claim like this should be reported and investigated immediately.