Discrimination in the workplace is an extremely negative matter which affects the entire organization in some way or the other. But the most negative and direct influence is casted on the employee against whom the discrimination is taking place. It affects the work performance of the concerned employee and also weakens his confidence levels.
This may have a direct impact on the career and the overall quality of life of the concerned person. If you are a victim of any sort of discrimination in your workplace, then learn to handle it so that it does not create a nuisance in your job and life.
First of all, prepare yourself mentally to face the matter. Ignoring or running away from a wrong and unfair treatment will not do any good to you. So, try to find out the reason for the discrimination that you are facing. Then face the people or person directly about the unfair behavior or treatment towards you. This does not mean that you would start a fight with him or them immediately. You should try to reason with him for the unfair attitude towards you. Often this face-to-face discussion helps to sort out the problem.
In case, if the discussion with the concerned person does not yield any result, then involve a third person who is not biased and is impartial towards both you and your discriminator. There are chances that the person having the negative attitude towards you would completely deny of any charges and would claim of being accused. So, to rule out such chances keep record of all issues or harassments that you have faced for his discriminating behavior.
If the involvement of the third person also does not help to sort out the issue, then it is time to get the union involved, if you are a member of any such union. Apart from that, there are many organizations that can guide you to handle the discrimination problem. Many of these organizations are specialized to give advices on a particular or specific type of discrimination. You can also opt to take legal action against the discriminator if he does not correct his ways and treat you at par with your colleagues.