Any employee who experiences racism - even if it is not directly aimed at them - should be able to raise this with their employer and expect the issue to be dealt with quickly and fairly.

  1. Collect evidence

If you're experiencing racism at work, the first thing to do is to make sure you're collecting as much evidence as possible about what's happening to you.

If, say, someone makes a racially derogatory comment to you, you should write it down as soon as possible. Try to include as many details as you can — what comments were made, who was there when it happened, what anyone’s response was — anything you think is relevant.

2. Find your work complaints procedure

You should be able to find your work complaints procedure in one of the following places:

  • Your company handbook
  • Human resources (HR) manual
  • Your work intranet site
  • Your employment contract

Your work complaints procedure will tell you who the appropriate person is for you to complain to - it will usually be your line manager. If your complaint is about your line manager, then you should complain to someone else in a position of responsibility that you feel you can trust.

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