Race Discrimination Attorneys in Los Angeles
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Have you faced injustice at the workplace simply due to how you look or the color of your skin? Here at King & Siegel LLP, our race discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles are determined to offer all of our clients the attention and aggressive support they deserve in fighting against racial discrimination at their job. According to federal and California laws, particularly the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, no employer is allowed to make prejudiced decisions against employees or job applicants based on race or ethnicity. This includes decisions in hiring, promotion, benefits, salary, and wages, or termination.
The law also bans any discrimination, behavior, or negative attitudes that are based on stereotypical assumptions about a person’s abilities, talents, traits, or nature, simply on account of their race, ancestry, culture, language, birthplace, or even their names that come with certain national associations. Critically, the law allows for claims even where there is no discriminatory intent, but an employer’s actions result in a disparate (i.e., unequal) treatment of groups of employees who are of a different race or ethnicity.
Reach out to us for powerful protection against such discrimination or if your employee rights have been violated in another manner.
How Racial Discrimination May Appear at the Workplace
Often, when people have been unfairly treated at their jobs on account of their race, the color of their skin or complexion, hair color or texture, or any other physical feature, there are actually multiple ways that prejudice against them is manifested. People do not always resort to giving outright harassment, though any examples of racial slurs, derogatory comments and statements, cruel or offensive jokes, and racially prejudiced images or symbols also clearly count as discrimination. If any case of these examples of overt discrimination occurs, you must definitely report the immoral behavior, but also be on the lookout for more subtle prejudice.
Some of the less initially obvious examples of racial discrimination could include:
- A demotion, lay-off, or outright termination
- A refusal to hire someone
- Denying or decreasing a person’s benefits, salary or wages, number of job assignments, promotion opportunities, or cases for additional training
- Direct threats or generally unpleasant behavior that eventually force someone to quit
- Refusing to provide similar accommodation or treatment for someone of a different race or ethnicity
Seeking Damages in the State of California
According to the crucial Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the Fair Employment and Housing AcT, employees are entitled to justice and recompense for what they have suffered in the workplace. Of course, there is no way to ever absolve the emotional pain, mental suffering, and anguish caused by losing benefits, wages, or even your entire job to your employer’s discriminating behavior. However, it is significant that you can at least recover the financial loss and emotional distress, and pay for future monetary needs, which are being incurred specifically because of your employer’s violation of the law. These damages can be multiplied in instances where we can prove purposeful malice or oppression. Moreover, if an employer’s practices primarily affect racial groups in a disparate contrast to non-minority groups, workers are even more likely to gain for their loss.
Contact us now at (213) 214-3757 to find the resolution to your need for justice by asking our employment lawyers for a free consultation.
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