Racial discrimination may not be as overt as it once was, but while the bias is more subtle, the effect is still the same. People are bypassed for jobs or treated differently based on the color of their skin or racial stereotypes.
If you have faced racial discrimination or harassment in the workplace, our lawyers can help you explore your legal options. Our Orange County employment law attorneys will pursue compensation for your economic losses and personal suffering.
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Racial Discrimination In The California Workplace
Under the federal Civil Rights Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of a person’s race or color.
In employment, race discrimination takes different forms:
Dismissing job candidates of a certain race
Derogatory racial comments by co-workers or a supervisor
Racial favoritism in job assignments or pay
Different rules or disciplinary actions
Being passed over for promotions or management
Disproportionate layoffs of workers of color
It is rare that organizations will flatly refuse to hire someone who is African-American, Asian, et cetera. A more common scenario is workforce segregation, unequal treatment or racially charged words or actions in the workplace. For example, if you complained about racially insensitive comments and nothing was done or you were denied advancement in favor of less qualified workers who were white, the employer may be liable for employment discrimination. If you are singled out for mistreatment by co-workers or a supervisor, you may have a claim for workplace harassment.
Explore Your Rights And Remedies
If you were treated in a different or disparaging way because of your race, we invite you to a free consultation to learn your rights and discuss the merits of your case. Contact us online or call (714) 462-8376 or toll free at 866-545-2415 to arrange a meeting with a race discrimination attorney. If we take your case, you do not pay legal fees unless we recover damages.
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