Race Discrimination In The Workplace
Discrimination in the workplace based on race or color is prohibited under both California and federal law. Also, an employee can be racially discriminated against in the workplace based on his or her association with people of a particular race.
Under federal law, Title VII acts amount to illegal racial discrimination in the workplace when the acts affect your “terms or conditions of employment.” “Terms or conditions of employment” is defined as hiring, firing, title, rate of pay, position, team role, hours, vacations, etc.
Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, an employer cannot take adverse employment action against an employee based on race. Adverse employment actions include but are not limited to termination, demotion, and failure to promote.
For example, if an employer has a policy which results in benefits to one race of employees but not to another race of employees, this policy is discriminatory.
Our lawyers specialize in race discrimination cases because we are California’s largest statewide law firm that’s dedicated to representing employees in disputes against their employers. Stephen Danz & Associates based in Los Angeles, California protects clients from retaliation, discrimination, and harassment involving dismissal, demotion, or denial of accommodation based on age, race, sex, religion, color, sexual orientation, marital status, association, physical or mental disability, or other legally protected classifications. Additionally, we represent employees if they have not been paid the proper wages including overtime or minimum wage or given the proper meal breaks. If you believe that you are the victim of discrimination, please contact one of our lawyers that specialize in race discrimination in Los Angeles to set up your free consultation. We take cases on a contingency basis and collect no attorney fees unless we win your case.