By Jack Tuckner, Esq.
Color discrimination in the workplace often overlaps with accusations of race discrimination, but they aren’t the same.
Race discrimination involves discriminatory treatment against an applicant or employee based on his or her race, while color discrimination involves differential treatment based on skin color, pigmentation, shade, tone, etc., regardless of race, so someone can engage in color discrimination while being of the same race as the person they’re discriminating against.
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