Race Discrimination Employment Attorneys in Sacramento
Our firm has racial discrimination attorneys who are here to guide victims of discrimination at work for employees in and around the Sacremento area. It is a fact that race-based discrimination in the workplace is demeaning, inexcusable, intimidating and humiliating. Either way, if you experienced or believe that you or another person experienced race discrimination in the workplace, the only way to ensure that those who conducted it are brought to justice is to report it a voice your concern. Rest assured that the laws are in your favor. It is clearly illegal for your company to discriminate or permit discrimination against you due to your race, color, skin, or ethnicity among other protected groups.
Two of the most important race discrimination laws for Sacramento applicants and employees are California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). They both prohibit race discrimination in the workplace and are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Further, these laws ensure that applicants and employees are not discriminated against during recruiting, hiring and promotions, compensation/pay, work assignments, and duties, training, and benefits. A related statute prohibits race discrimination related to one’s performance via contractual agreements (42 USC 1981). This statute also allows victims to receive unlimited monetary damages for pain and suffering as well as exemplary punitive damages meant to punish the employer and place other employers on notice. If you experienced any of the above, contact our Sacramento based attorneys at 877-789-9707 or complete the Online Contact Form to schedule your free assessment of your case. We are here to help.
Elements of a Race Discrimination Case
When you schedule a call for an evaluation of your case, our attorneys will guide you through a checklist of items to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case as well as review the evidence that you have. Strong racial discrimination cases include pervasive and constant instances of discrimination and quantifiable damages – those that can be calculated or clearly articulated. There are two types of race discrimination (1) Disparate Treatment and (2) Disparate Impact.
- Disparate Treatment Race Discrimination takes place when your race or color was or is a motivating factor in how your employer treated you.
- Disparate Impact Race Discrimination takes place when you are unintentionally treated differently due to your race associated with a policy that seemed racially neutral. However, in practice or reality, the policy negatively affects a certain racial group more than another.
Corporations will do their utmost to hide any instance of race discrimination. Their defense firms will also try to justify any of their actions or omissions by arguing that they were innocent. What it takes is an attorney and a law firm that that will guide you every step of the way. Our attorneys have a reputation and the trial experience to ensure that your case is taken seriously and that you receive maximum and fair compensation. Experience, knowledge and resourcefulness are keys that enable our firm to achieve success.
Sacramento Based Race Discrimination Attorneys with a Track Record of Results
Time and time again we help Sacramento workers who were discriminated against or retaliated against. This is even after the employer denied any wrongdoing and hired attorneys to defend that position. This is why it is important to arm yourself with Sacramento race discrimination attorneys who can make the difference when they take your case. Please note, employment discrimination cases must be filed within 6 months or one year of the last date of discrimination (statute of limitation) depending on the type of case. Therefore, notify our offices right away if you are a victim of race discrimination. Accordingly, if you miss this deadline, you will not be able to bring your employer to justice through California’s courts. Contact our office today if you are the victim of workplace race discrimination.
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 Sacramento, 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 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 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 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 a statewide California 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 our specialized Race Discrimination Attorney in Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento and its surrounding areas.
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