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.
When Racism Is The Cause
Daily news reports and social media posts confirm that racism is still alive and well in our country. While racist police brutality and educational inequality are a well-documented part of life for millions of Americans, race-based employment discrimination is a less popular topic.
One of the most egregious forms of race discrimination in the workplace is wrongful termination related to race. It’s not just unfair, unconstitutional or illegal — it’s wrong. And you may have the basis for an employment lawsuit.
Attorneys Who Will Fight For Your Rights
Talk to the attorneys of California Employment Counsel, APC, if you have been discriminated against. We concentrate our practice on representing employees who have been treated illegally by their employers. We are based in Orange County, but we serve clients throughout the state.
Generally, your employer will not admit that race played a part in a hiring or firing decision, but you may be able to prove that what happened to you was racially motivated. It is possible to sue for financial damages and, in some cases, get your job back. That’s why it’s critical to work with an experienced attorney to explore the possibilities. Our firm is here to help.
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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