Discrimination based on race means treating someone unfavorably due to his or her race or characteristics that are associated with the person's race, such as skin color.
What kinds of conduct are prohibited?
Discrimination based on race or color applies to hiring, firing, pay, layoffs, promotion, job assignments, training, or benefits.
What about a policy that applies to all workers?
An employment policy that applies to everyone is discriminatory if it negatively affects persons of a specific race or color, and is not related to the job.
Is it unlawful to harass a person?
Harassment is unlawful when it is due to someone's race or color. Occasional stray remarks are not considered discriminatory, but if the harassment becomes frequent and severe, it can create a hostile work environment. The person who is doing the harassing can be a supervisor, a fellow employee, or a customer.