Racial harassment is an incident or a series of incidents intended or likely to intimidate, offend or harm an individual or group because of their ethnic origin, colour, race, religion or nationality, and a racist incident is any incident that is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person (MacPherson Report 1999).
Such behaviour may include:
- Derogatory name calling.
- Verbal threats, insults and racist jokes.
- Display of racially offensive material.
- Exclusion from normal workplace conversation or activities.
- Physical attack.
- Encouraging others to commit any such acts.