Workplace Harassment: At a company I…

At a company I used to work for we would hire a receptionist and move them back to the floor as an admin when something opened up. We had a woman who was in charge of training the receptionist whom I know was very racist. So I was not shocked when we had two non-white receptionist that did not get hired on as admins even though they actually had experience. Instead we hired two white women with experience in childcare and working as a sales person at Disney world.

I went to the hiring manager and told her how that looked. She said, “if anything, I think that employee does a good job of not bringing her racist comments to work”. I thought I may be committing career suicide but I had to stand up and be an ally. I went to our hiring department. Since then they have been hiring more non-white employees and have started using a placement company.