Race Discrimination Employment Attorneys in Fresno
Fresno’s Leading Law Firm Handling Racial Discrimination Cases
Our employment discrimination attorneys serve clients throughout California and are knowledgeable about the local courts and businesses in Fresno. They have the experience and resources to take on the largest employers and defense firms. The sad reality is that racism is still around in America today. It is around in California and especially in cities such as Fresno. Every day employees work hard but are denied equal employment opportunities and advancement due to their race or color. It is not a question of when but if and to what degree minorities in the workplace have experienced discrimination.
If you believe that you or someone you know is or was a victim of race discrimination, the law is there to protect you. Our attorneys have proven results and will pursue all means to obtain justice on your behalf. Once you’ve identified that race discrimination played a role in an adverse employment action, trust Fresno’s employment law attorneys to do everything in their means to protect your rights.
California’s Laws Protecting Workers from Race Discrimination in Fresno
Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), race discrimination is strictly outlawed in the workplace. No employee may be negatively or unfavorably treated in the workplace due to their race or perceived race or skin color. In addition, employees may not be discriminated against for their marriage to or association with a given race, nor can they be discriminated against by other races or even their own race or color. Further, applicants or employees may not be discriminated against due to stereotypes and characteristics associated with their race, skin color or facial/body features. Even if the company has policies against discrimination, they may not actually be followed and in practice, there is unlawful discrimination.
Examples of Adverse Employment Treatment Due to Race Discrimination
There are many overt, or obvious, or covert, or hidden ways that race discrimination occurs in the workplace. Some of the more obvious include negative treatment of applicants and employees via recruitment, compensation, hiring, demotion, benefits, pay, pay increases or decreases, job position, and tasks or conditions of employment. Sometimes even entire groups of a given race may be precluded from a position in the interview or recruitment process. Do not let your company or a potential company get away with the unlawful racist recruitment process.
Fresno Racial Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment and Workplace Harassment
At times, race discrimination may come in the form of harassment and the company turning a blind eye. Do not quit due to this conduct since it is much more difficult to obtain proper compensation in respect after you quit and/or sign a severance agreement.
When you’re intimidated or quit because of a hostile work environment, this is called “constructive discharge.” Some behavior that results in this action includes racist slurs, threatening communications, physically assault, taunting, and being the subject of constant jokes or offensive teasing. Victims of race or color discrimination in Fresno workplaces are entitled to retribution for their employer’s misconduct. Contact our office today to get a straight-forward evaluation of your case.
A Race Discrimination Attorney Will Ensure Justice is Served
When racism veers its ugly head in the workplace, that act is inexcusable and illegal. Discrimination based on race or color is, therefore, one of the worse and most harmful events that can occur to an applicant or employee. Therefore, do not hesitate to contact an attorney if such an event takes place.
Our Track Record of Proven Results Sets the Pace for the Industry
California, and Fresno, in particular, is home to some of the most diverse workforce in the U.S. After repeated government and legislative actions on the federal, state, and local level, individuals from all racial backgrounds have unprecedented opportunities to work in all fields and industries. However, even with all of the laws showcasing decades of civil rights advances, there are still remnants of racial prejudices in the workplace. In response, our firm has assisted hundreds of clients to recover just compensation for being victims of many types of racial discrimination and retaliation. It is sad, but the only way that businesses learn the laws prohibiting race discrimination is after they have violated the laws and judgments or settlements have affected them financially.
What Is Race Discrimination?
Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), race discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee negatively based on his or her race, or characteristics associated with that race. Although racial discrimination takes many forms, there are certain common types that are prevalent:
- The most rampant is employment actions based on race. These may include non-hiring, demotion, firing, compensation, tasks, job assignments, skipped promotions, targeted layoffs, benefits and any other actions that affect the terms or conditions of employment as long as they are based on the employee’s race or racial appearance;
- The permitting of a hostile work environment or harassment where there are constant incidents such as slurs, jokes and aggressive behavior that create an unsafe/unsecured work atmosphere;
- Corporate Policies and Practices that have an adverse or negative impact on employees of a given race either overtly or covertly. Certain types may be overt where the unfairness is clear and creates unduly burdensome conditions for members of a race. However, racial bias may also be covert where the true intent is hidden by made-believe lawful rationale.
The employee, or Plaintiff, has the burden of initially proving that there he or she was the victim of racial discrimination. He or she can then seek compensation and corrective action by first filing the claim with the respective agency and obtaining the Right to Sue letter. Your attorney will then guide you in an effort to compensate you for the discrimination, harassment, or retaliation that you suffered by different means such as:
Financial Compensation (monetary damages including back pay that you should have received if the discrimination did not occur, and compensation due to the victim who suffered the embarrassment, emotional distress, and humiliation from the discrimination), or
Injunctive Relief (ensuring that such conduct does not continue and/or requiring the employer to restore the victim to the place where he or she would have been had the race discrimination harm had not occurred).
There are other types of damages such as medical costs resulting from the harm caused or punitive damages in extreme cases where they are designed to punish the employer as well as other companies from engaging in similar future conduct.
What Our Attorneys Can Do for Victims of Race Discrimination
When you contact our office, you will be able to discuss the facts of your case with an attorney. At that point, the attorney will guide you every step of the way. You will no longer feel powerless and your rights will be protected. We will inform you of the strengths and weaknesses of your case and hold your employer responsible for any discriminatory or retaliatory conduct. With our knowledge, experience, and resources, we are able to take on companies and their counsel of all sizes since cases ultimately are dependent on the facts that transpired. As California’s largest employee-side law firm, we do not back down from any situation. Rest assured that we will lead you adequately toward proper resolution of your case through depositions of witnesses, subpoenas of files, investigations and other strategic maneuvers at our disposal as attorneys.
From the initial free phone call consultation, we will advise you of the legal options available against the employer. Since our fee basis is contingent on the success of the case, rest assured that no fees will be collected during the litigation process. Plus, we are compensated only if we are successful.
Employment Discrimination is Our Focus
Employment discrimination cases are some of the most common, and complex, cases in California. They demand attorneys who are well-versed in the vast variety of laws and equipped with the experience and resources to gauge the exact parameters of each fact pattern and case. The success of each case hinges and the amount of compensation for lost wages, benefits, emotional harm, and other related damages is contingent upon the representation. Trust the Fresno Race Discrimination Attorney for a thorough understanding of your case and the proper application of the laws.
Our specialized exclusively employee-side attorneys review the case with you at your convenience and remain involved each step of the way. Often, this involves a review of the facts, request, and analysis of the evidence through subpoena, deposition of your supervisor and those involved in the decision-making, and many other resources that are well beyond the capability of smaller law firms.
Contact a Lawyer at Our Fresno Office Today
To truly evaluate whether your case qualifies as infringing on, or in violation of, federal or state laws, contact our office for an initial free consultation at (877)789-9707. At the conclusion of the legal consultation, our attorney will immediately let you know the strength of your case. We can also meet with you in person in Fresno and its surrounding areas.
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