Race Discrimination

Employers may not treat applicants or employees unfavorably because of the race of the applicant or employee, or because of personal characteristics associated with race, such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features, or because the applicant or employees is married to or associates with a person of a certain race. Racial slurs, offensive or derogatory remarks about a person's race or national origin, or the display of racially offensive symbols are prohibited by the law. Harassment based on race is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision such as termination or demotion of the victim.

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