The civil rights movement and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 resulted in federal laws and penalties to safeguard employee rights against racial discrimination in the workplace. Any individual who encounters racial discrimination in the workplace is entitled to protection by both federal and state law and could lead to legal action against an employer.
Racial discrimination can take on a number of forms, including:
- You were denied a position based on your race
- You are a victim of ethnic slurs or derogatory remarks
- Racial tension has created a hostile work environment
- You are subjected to different treatment than other employees
- Harsher disciplinary actions based upon your race
- You have been denied promotions, training or other employment benefits based on your race
- You have experienced retaliation for taking action against a discriminatory employer
- You were wrongfully terminated based on racial discrimination
Racial discrimination claims often fall into one of two categories:
- Disparate treatment race discrimination occurs when race, ethnicity or skin color is a motivating factor in how an individual, applicant or employee is treated
- Disparate impact race discrimination occurs when you are unintentionally treated differently because of your race based on a policy or practice that seems racially neutral on its face it, but as applied it adversely impacts your racial group when compared to another
We are here to help. If you believe you have been the victim of unlawful racial discrimination, please call or email us to set up a free, confidential consultation so that we may discuss your situation. Immediate attention and reporting are crucial in any racial discrimination case in order to make the inappropriate actions cease and to preserve a legal claim. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge concerning the laws prohibiting racial discrimination, including protection against any retaliation by your employer, and we will work to remedy the discriminating conduct and protect your rights.