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
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.