Race / Color Discrimination Lawyer

What is Race Discrimination?

Race discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee (or applicant) unfavorably because he/she is or is perceived to be a certain race.  Race discrimination also occurs when an employer treats a person unfavorably because of characteristics often associated with race (hair texture, skin color).  State and Federal laws do not just stop with the employee, themselves, but have concluded that race discrimination extends to employers treating an employee unfavorably because his or her spouse is a person of a certain race or color.

Race Discrimination Requirements

Employer Size

EEOC - 15+ employees

CA FEHA - 5+ employees

Standard Time Limit

EEOC - 180 days to file a charge

CA FEHA - 1 to 3 years, depending on different circumstances.

Common Forms of Race Discrimination

  • Failure to hire

  • Failure to promote

  • Unequal Pay, training, fringe benefits

  • Unjust suspensions, lay-offs, terminations

What Should You Do If You Have Been Racially Discriminated Against?

If you believe that you have been racially discriminated against, you should reach out to an experienced Race Discrimination Employment Law Attorney to discuss your unique situation.  As you can tell, every situation is different and no one-sized-fit-all approach will work for every employee.





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