Every woodworker deserves an equal opportunity irrespective of their race be it in employment or service provision or contract acquisition.
The quality of woodwork should be the determining factor and not the race. In case of any violation of human rights, the corridors of justice take centre stage when all other avenue proves futile.
Its cumbersome to go through the process as an individual, with the help of various organizations, the procedure is simple and straightforward. They waiver all the legal fees, the woodworker only needs to present himself before the jury.
They move a step further to coach the affected woodworker on the right words to use and how to say them to prove a point.
What are the steps to seek racial justice as a woodworker?
Identify the scenario
What makes you think you experience racism in the workplace? Is it something you can tell authorities to address it? The drive that pushes you to the legal offices should first pass through other conflict resolution channels within the company.
The courts must be the last resort when all other avenues aren’t of help. The moment you identify the case at hand, give it time and look for a repeat of a similar issue. Share the challenge with colleagues or friends or family to get a different view.
You may be blowing things out of proportion for no good reason. Once you are sure, it’s a case of racism now continue with the following steps.
Seek help from relevant authorities
The scene happened at the place of work; there must be a structured way of addressing your predicament.
Take courage and face the authorities about the issue at hand. Based on how they handle the problem, your dissatisfaction pushes you to go for legal redress.
The two steps discussed are shreds of evidence in the court of law of your effort to mend things away from the courts. It gives the legal case some weight.
Your boldness in proving your case gives you an upper hand for the authorities to listen to you.
Your boss might ask you why you think its racism. Explain yourself in detail. Let the authorities know your feelings about the case.
Is it an utterance about how you use the adjustable features in a paint sprayer?
Is it a case of failure of the culprit refusing to give you tools of the trade to make your sprayers but opt to provide other workers of a different race?
Is it slavery when it comes to the allocation of work?
Look for Legal Redress
The law protects all individual against any form of discrimination. With all the proper evidence, it’s easy to win the case.
Woodwork companies fear the legal compensations that come with racial justice cases; they try as much as possible to sort them before they reach the corridors of justice.
Moving to court to deal with such evidence is not for an individual benefit. It’s to give hope to other workers facing similar situations.
Why opt for racial justice?
- Create awareness of the need to provide equal opportunities
- Enhances accommodation of diversity in cultures and races
- Stops racism at workplaces
- Empowers the citizens on the need for social and cultural integration
- Confronts racists to prevent historical racial injustices
Every country has different ways to deal with racial justice cases.
Understand the legal process of your country and follow all the guidelines to prevent any loophole the lawyers might use against you.
Be an Advocate
A win in any racism case is a win for the nation. As an advocate for racial justice; you stand a chance to hold other employees’ hands to go through the process with minimal effort.
You stand a chance to sit in high-end board meetings if not strategic plan meetings to design racial justice policies that govern companies. The positive outcome is the provision of equal opportunities for all citizens.
Woodworkers are real racism advocates for they represent the informal sector vulnerable to all forms of discrimination.
As an entrepreneur in a country of a different race, denial of access to woodwork tools is a flop to your business. If you don’t stand against this, your business growth is at stake.
Moreover, it’s also difficult to get employment opportunities since employers look at you as a stumbling block for customers to access the premise. Once the local and global market understands the dire need for racial justice, there is equal opportunity for all despite your country of origin.