Discrimination Letter to Human Resources

It is unfortunate but discrimination is the way of the world, even in the 21st Century. Workplace discrimination is the worst. People will say the most horrible and hurtful things to their colleagues and expect to get away with it. Many times they do get away simply because the person who was discriminated against, did not report it. But believe it, by not reporting a discriminatory remark or action, you are not doing yourself any favors and are actually encouraging the perpetrators to discriminate more against you.

As soon as you feel that you have been at the receiving end of discrimination, raise an alarm – send an email or a letter to the human resource manager and explain what has happened. Your complaint shouldn’t be verbal – written complaints make a better impression. Here are some dos and don’ts of writing a discrimination letter:

Dos
● Use explicit words such as harassment and discrimination
● State what type of harassment or discrimination took place
● Keep your complaint straightforward and concise
● Consult with an attorney who specializes in employment law

Don’ts
● Write vague and general complaints using washed down words such as bullied and unfairly
● Include unrelated and minor issues in your letter
● Forget to keep your own records (always keep a record of your communication with the HR)
● Deal with the situation without an attorney

In order to write an effective discrimination letter to HR, take a look at the following sample:

 

Discrimination Letter to Human Resources

 

Celia Williams
Marketing Manager
Nestle USA
8273 Webster Street
Merrick, NY 25343
(222) 222-2222
Celia @ email . com

November 12, 2015

Ms. Amelia James
Human Resource Manager
Nestle USA
8273 Webster Street
Merrick, NY 25343

 

Dear Ms. James:

I am lodging a grievance letter to invoke an inquiry into something untoward that I was recently subjected to at work. One of my coworkers has off and on made derogatory remarks about my skin color over the past few months, and I have let it go because I felt that it was all in good fun. However, during a recent meeting at the office, the same individual declared that I will not be given responsibility for a project module because “niggers cannot do it right”. This came as a shock, not just to me but other coworkers who were present there.

As one of the oldest employees at Nestle USA, Merrick Office, I have never been in such a situation before and really do not know how to handle it. While I did not react at that moment, I do feel quite uneasy working with the subject of this complaint now. I feel discrimination eventually leads to harassment and I do not want to tread that road.

Please look into this matter immediately so that it does not go any further. I would appreciate a meeting with you so that I can discuss this in person. A prompt action is required here.

Thank you,

 

Sincerely,

(Signature)
Celia Williams
Marketing Manager
Nestle USA
(222) 222-2222






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