You’ve been dealing with problems at work for a while. You are frustrated with how you’re treated and you don’t want to be seen differently just because of your race. You’ve been the center of jokes because of how you look, your age and numerous other things. 

You need a break. You want to file a discrimination case against your company, but before you do, you need to be able to think calmly about what has happened. It’s okay to need that time to reflect, but make sure you report these incidents to your human resources department and keep good records of the responses. 

In the meantime, it’s important that you focus on yourself. Take time off if you can. Stress is not good for your health, and it won’t be helpful if you get into a fight or attack someone at work. Discrimination is a public health concern because it can lead to mental and physical health problems. Try to take some time away from those who are hurting you.

While you’re away, you can reach out for professional help. With people like your attorney and therapists, you can work through how you feel about this situation and start taking steps to resolve the conflicts. Discrimination is illegal, so if you can gather the right evidence and show that nothing was being done to help you in the workplace, then you may have a strong case against your employer. 

Your attorney will be there for you to talk about your legal options. It’s your choice, but you deserve to know what options you have other than leaving and finding another position.