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  • Writer's pictureS. Anne Marie Archer

Don't limit your understanding of Discrimination to race and gender

Updated: Oct 3

Hello there, it's the AntiHR HR Lady, and I'm here to shed light on another crucial topic that affects workplaces more than we might think.

Discrimination, unfortunately, isn't limited to race or gender alone. In fact, it often lurks in the shadows, manifesting in various ways that can go unnoticed. That's why I've dedicated my latest YouTube video to help you expand your understanding of workplace discrimination beyond the obvious.

You can watch the video here👇🏾

Many of us might find ourselves in hostile work environments, but if it doesn't seem to be about race or gender, we might think there's no recourse. That's where I come in to tell you that we can't limit our awareness to just these two factors.

Let's delve into the other often-overlooked forms of discrimination, including age, gender identity, gender orientation, or disability. These are factors that could be silently affecting your work life, holding you back from the success and satisfaction you deserve. It's time for all employees, especially Black Women, to recognize that other protected characteristics might be at the root of their workplace challenges.

Now, here's a truth we can't ignore: discriminatory behavior isn't exclusive to any specific group. Women, regardless of their background, can sometimes engage in discriminatory bullying and microaggressions against one another. Yes, it happens. Women can mistreat other women in the workplace based on various factors, not just race or gender. Black women can and do, engage in discriminatory behavior against other Black women. White women sometimes bully other white women. These issues are real, and they show up in the workplace. We can't be afraid to talk about them and address them head-on.

And you must not be afraid to document report and hold your employer accountable. If these behaviors are impacting you in your workplace, especially if you believe that they are rooted in discrimination.

If you believe that, a coworker or manager is creating a hostile work environment for you, because of your age, a disability (including a Nuro difference), gender identity or gender orientation, you have a right to document and surface those concerns to human resources and demand action. And if they do not act, or they engage in retaliation against you can ask that employer to pay you to leave that work environment.

To combat workplace discrimination effectively, documentation is key. That's why I've revamped the AntiHR Documentation Journal, equipping it with more prompts, tips, and definitions to help you effectively spot and record discrimination in your workplace. Gathering evidence is your first step towards change.

Once you've collected the proof, it's time to develop a strategic plan for reporting it to HR and requesting a paid exit from that work environment.

And that's where the replay of my online course,

"How to Ask for an Exit from a Discriminatory Hostile Workplace with 💰 and Actually Get It" comes into play.

It's your roadmap to making your employer pay you to leave that discriminatory hostile toxic work environment!

It's time to turn the tables and regain control of your work life.

Are you ready to reclaim your work life and empower yourself? Grab your access to the replay HERE

Remember, discrimination can take many forms. Just because it doesn't fit the traditional mold doesn't mean it's not discrimination. It's time to know the signs and take action. Together, we can create workplaces that are truly inclusive and free from discrimination.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is important to consult with legal professionals for guidance on specific legal matters.

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