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Newport Beach Race Discrimination Lawyer

Race discrimination can take many forms in the workplace. Maybe an employee’s coworkers frequently use racial slurs or derogatory remarks about African Americans. Maybe discrimination takes the form of only promoting Caucasian employees to higher, more desirable positions within the company. Or, maybe an employer outright refuses to hire an employee because of the color of their skin. Discrimination based on race or the color of an employee’s skin remains the most common type of discrimination in the workplace. If you have faced discrimination by an employer or work in a setting that condones or enables racial harassment to take place, a Newport Beach race discrimination lawyer at The Garza Firm can help you take action.

Examples of Race Discrimination

Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employees cannot treat an employee or applicant unfavorably because of their race or perceived race. Additionally, an employer cannot treat an employee or job applicant unfavorably because of their marriage or association with a person of a certain race or skin color. Furthermore, it does not matter what race the employer is versus the employee. Both can be of the same race, and if the employer takes an adverse employment action against the employee, the law has been violated. Examples of unlawful employment actions when based on race or the color of a person’s skin include the following:

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Laying off
  • Assignments
  • Transfers
  • Reduced wages
  • Reduced hours
  • Wage deductions
  • Withheld pay
  • Undesirable hours or position
  • Demotions
  • Denied promotions
  • Negative performance reviews
  • Training
  • Benefits

Harassment Based on an Employee’s Race or Skin Color

Race discrimination also includes harassment based on the employee’s race, skin color, or perceived race. Harassment can include:

  • Racial slurs
  • Offensive or derogatory remarks
  • Emails containing offensive/derogatory language
  • Displaying racially offensive symbols
  • Mocking or teasing based on race
  • Verbal, written, or physical threats
  • Intimidation
  • Exclusion
  • Sexual harassment
  • Violence
  • Hostile work environment

Seeking Compensation for Racial Discrimination

By filing an employment claim against your employer, you can seek damages for lost wages, back pay, future pay, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and out-of-pocket expenses. Proving race discrimination requires gathering evidence, patience, and a thorough investigation into the employer’s conduct. However, we are confident in our abilities to help you win your case and protect your civil rights. A claim is an official demand for compensation. If an agreement cannot be reached with the other party, we will file a lawsuit and the matter will be taken to the courtroom.

Call a Newport Beach Race Discrimination Lawyer Today

Sadly, racism is still very much alive in the U.S., and it is pervasive in the workplace, where employers often believe they have the right to impose their racist ideologies on those who work for them. Federal and California state laws prohibit any form of racism in the office, store, construction site, warehouse, factory, or wherever you work. To get started on a claim today, call The Garza Firm at 949-570-8350 to schedule a free case evaluation with a Newport Beach race discrimination lawyer.

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