Racial and Color Discrimination Lawyers in Los Angeles
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic and long history of police brutality cases against ethnic minorities have shone a light on blatant racism and social inequity still prevalent nationwide. Unfortunately, for many communities of color, racism and social inequity have led to significant employment discrimination. Rastegar Law Group is here to help if you suspect that you have been discriminated against because of your race or skin color in the workplace.
What does race and color discrimination look like?
Race and color discrimination involves the unfair treatment of an applicant or employee due to their race or skin complexion and can take many forms in the workplace. However, all types of race and color discrimination share one characteristic: they are illegal.
Examples of race and color discrimination taking place in the workplace include the following:
- Treating a person unfavorably because of his or her association with someone of a certain race or skin complexion;
- Not hiring people who suffer from sickle cell anemia, a blood condition that primarily affects African Americans, for reasons other than a job-related policy or business necessity;
- Using racially-offensive symbols or slurs to frequently harass someone in the workplace that lead to a hostile work environment or adverse employment decisions;
- Unfair treatment due to membership or association with an ethnic-based organization.
What makes race and color discrimination illegal in the workplace?
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects you from racial and color discrimination in the workplace, specifically regarding discrimination in “hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training” and any other employment decisions based on racial stereotypes.
This legislation also protects you from the following:
- Policies that disproportionately exclude minorities for non-job-related reasons;
- Taking applications from sources where most or all of the prospective employees are of the same race or color;
- Unequal pay on the basis of race or color;
- Physically segregating employees from other employees or customers.
If you believe you have experienced any form of race or color discrimination in the workplace, talking to an experienced and well-versed attorney at Rastegar Law Group can be helpful. Rastegar Law Group attorneys are happy to help you learn more about race or color discrimination as well as clarify any questions you may have about your employment rights. Contact us for a free and confidential consultation. We work on a contingency basis, meaning we charge no fee until and unless we recover for you.
San Diego and Los Angeles Employment Attorneys
Contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Rastegar Law Group if you feel your workplace rights are being violated.
If you are in need of an employment attorney, contact Rastegar Law Group today for a free and confidential consultation. We work on a contingency basis, meaning we charge no fee until and unless we recover for you. You can contact us online or call us at (310) 961-9600.