Race Discrimination Employment Attorneys in Pasadena
The Pasadena race and color discrimination attorneys at Stephen Danz & Associates offer guidance to applicants and employees that experienced race and color discrimination in Pasadena and surrounding areas. The employment discrimination lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in federal, state, and local laws that aim to safeguard the rights of employees in the workplace. Contact us any time to discuss your situation and we can advise you on the elements of a race discrimination claim or retaliation.
In California, the most pertinent laws protecting workers from discrimination are the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). These laws ensure that employers in Pasadena treat their employees fairly and equally without regard to their race or color. Our Pasadena employment law attorneys are highly skilled, experienced and resourceful who take cases on contingency. This means that we do not receive compensation unless you do. After you call our office at 877-789-9707 or complete the online form, we will assess the facts of your case and inform you of its strengths and weaknesses. Our experience allows us to assist you with navigating the complex web of laws in California.
What is Considered Racial or Color Discrimination in Pasadena
Racial Discrimination occurs when a worker, whether applicant or employee, is treated unfairly by an employer due to the color of his skin or his race. California has some of the strictest employment discrimination laws in the nation. This means that our courts favor the underdog worker who was negatively treated by his or her employer. Further, the laws extend to workers who associated with individuals of a given race such as being married to a person of a certain racial background. Moreover, race discrimination may also occur if the harasser or employer is of the same race as the victim. If you are uncertain about the merits of your case, contact our attorneys and we can meet you in Pasadena. Also, please note that if you complained about race discrimination, acted as a witness, or participated as in a whistleblower investigation or action, your employer may not retaliate against you. This is another actionable cause of action and may even stand on its own even if the underlying race discrimination case is unsuccessful. If found guilty, your employer may have to compensate you back pay, front pay, compensation, benefits, pay, promotions, emotional distress, lost wages, attorney fees, court costs, and at times even punitive damages in outrageous cases.
Even though there are corporate policies that aim to curtail race or color discrimination in the workplace, in practice your employer may allow these situation to proceed or is actively enabling them to take place. Some of these instances involve employers who want to exclude certain minorities. Therefore, employers may not treat certain workers due to racial stereotypes or based on medical conditions that commonly affect a certain minority group. In addition, employers may not permit a hostile work environment where workers are intimidated, harassed, or offended via racial slurs or derogatory comments negatively impacting their work environment. If any of these situations took place in your place of work, contact Race Discrimination Attorney in Pasadena for a review of the facts to determine a strategy.
Pasadena Lawyers Who Handle Race Discrimination
Although employers may ask applicants to voluntarily indicate what race they are for affirmative action reasons, the employers may not use that information to make employment decisions. Upon identifying such a situation, contact our office for a review of your case in Pasadena. We will then advise you on the legal options. Know that any type of racial discrimination is unlawful. Therefore, the laws that are there to protect you will not help if you remain silent. Workers must be treated fairly and if you believe that you or someone you know were treated differently based on your race, there are time limits from the race discrimination incident that you must act by. These deadlines may be as short as six to twelve months.
If you need to speak to a Pasadena based race, racial or color discrimination law firm or attorneys regarding employment discrimination, please call us for a free consultation at 877-789-9707 or complete the simple online form.
Our Track Record of Proven Results Sets the Pace for the Industry
California, and Pasadena, 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 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 none-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 hostile work environment or harassment where there are constant incidents such as slurs, jokes and aggressive behavior that create an unsafe/unsecure work atmosphere;
- Corporate Policies and Practices that have 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 would 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 would 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 specialized attorneys at Stephen Danz and Associates 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 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena and its surrounding areas.
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