Los Angeles Racial Discrimination Lawyers
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Racial discrimination in the workplace is not only unethical and unfair, but it is also illegal. While racial discrimination at work can take various forms, it can end up causing employees significant emotional distress – regardless of whether the discriminatory actions were intentional.
The Los Angeles racial discrimination lawyers at Broslavsky & Weinman, LLP help victims stand up for their rights and hold the perpetrators accountable.
How Racial Discrimination Can Occur
When racial discrimination takes place at work, it generally involves the unfavorable treatment of a job applicant or employee due to his or her race, skin color/complexion, hair texture or other features associated with his or her race. Specifically, racial discrimination occurs when, due to someone’s race or racial feature(s), an employer:
- Refuses to hire that person
- Discriminates against him or her in terms of pay, benefits, job assignments, promotions and/or training
- Demotes, lays off or fires that person
- Forces that person to quit
Additionally, racial discrimination can occur when someone, due to his or her race or a racial feature, is subjected to harassment, including (but not limited to):
- Racial slurs
- Offensive jokes
- Derogatory statements or comments
- Displays of racially offensive symbols or images
Contact Los Angeles Racial Discrimination Attorneys for Free Case Consultation
If you have been the target of racial discrimination, contact a Los Angeles racial discrimination lawyer at Broslavsky & Weinman, LLP to find out more about your legal rights and options. You can call us at (310) 575-2550 or email us using the contact form on this page for a quick response.
With office locations in Los Angeles and San Bernardino, our racial discrimination attorneys provide legal service and representation to clients throughout California.
Frequently Asked Questions for our Los Angeles Racial Discrimination Lawyer
What is racial discrimination?
Racial discrimination refers to any act or behavior that treats someone differently or unfairly based on their race or ethnicity. This can include discriminatory practices in areas such as employment, housing, education, and public accommodations.
What are the laws that protect against racial discrimination?
In the United States, there are several laws that protect individuals from racial discrimination, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act. These laws make it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their race or ethnicity in areas such as employment, housing, and public accommodations.
What are some examples of racial discrimination in the workplace?
Examples of racial discrimination in the workplace can include unequal pay or opportunities for promotion, harassment or bullying based on race, or being unfairly denied a job or promotion due to your race.
What are the steps I can take if I have been a victim of racial discrimination in the workplace?
If you believe you have been the victim of racial discrimination in the workplace, the first step is to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This can be done online, by mail, or in person. You can also consult with a racial discrimination attorney for legal advice and representation.
Can I sue my employer for racial discrimination?
Yes, you can sue your employer for racial discrimination if you believe that you have been the victim of such discrimination. A racial discrimination attorney can help you understand your rights and assist you in filing a lawsuit against your employer.
What is the statute of limitations for racial discrimination cases?
The statute of limitations for racial discrimination cases varies depending on the type of case and the state in which it was filed. Generally, a complaint must be filed with the EEOC within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.
What kind of compensation can I receive if I win my racial discrimination case?
If you win your racial discrimination case, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages. A racial discrimination attorney can help you understand what compensation you may be entitled to and assist you in seeking the maximum possible recovery.
Can I still file a racial discrimination claim if I am no longer employed at the company where the discrimination took place?
Yes, you can still file a racial discrimination claim if you are no longer employed at the company where the discrimination took place. It is important to file your claim as soon as possible, as the statute of limitations for such claims is often short.
What should I do if I witness racial discrimination in the workplace?
If you witness racial discrimination in the workplace, it is important to speak out against it. You can report the discrimination to a supervisor or human resources representative, and you can also file a complaint with the EEOC. You may also consider consulting with a racial discrimination attorney for legal advice and representation.
How can a racial discrimination attorney help me with my case?
A racial discrimination attorney can help you understand your rights and assist you in filing a complaint with the EEOC or a lawsuit against your employer. They can also represent you in court and help you seek the maximum possible compensation for your losses.