Nobody should face discrimination because of their race, especially in the workplace. However, racial discrimination is prevalent in workplaces throughout the United States and California. If you or a loved one have faced racial discrimination at work, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we are going to investigate your claims in order to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. Let our racial discrimination attorneys get to work today.
What does race discrimination in the workplace look like?
Race discrimination is prevalent in the workplace, though most employers do not make it obvious that they are discriminating against a worker or applicant. According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), race discrimination “involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features).”
During the latest reporting year in the United States, the EEOC brought nearly 24,000 charges of race discrimination against employers across the country. These charges made up approximately 33% of all charges brought by the EEOC (based on 2019 data).
Federal law also protects workers from being discriminated against or being treated unfavorably because they are married to or associated with a person of a certain color, race, or ethnicity. It is also illegal to discriminate against somebody based on their national origin or the status of their immigration or citizenship if that person is legally allowed to work in the United States.
How does this discrimination show up?
Racial discrimination shows up in the workplace in a variety of ways, and the person who has been discriminated against often does not even realize it. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination based on race when it comes to various aspects of employment, including:
- job assignments
- fringe benefits
- or any other terms or conditions of employment
The law also protects employees who report discriminatory practices to their supervisors or state and federal labor agencies. Retaliation can show up in various forms and result in a worker being wrongfully terminated, demoted, transferred, or harassed.
We are here to help you today
If you or somebody you love has faced discrimination in the workplace due to race, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our qualified and experienced team is dedicated to helping anybody who faces discrimination in the workplace. We will investigate your claim in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to, including:
- Front pay
- Back pay
- Reinstatement to your job (if necessary)
- Pain and suffering damages
- Court cost and legal fees
- Possible punitive damages against the employer
Instances of racial discrimination in the workplace often require extensive investigation by an attorney, and our team has the resources and knowledge necessary to do so. When you need a Long Beach racial discrimination attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 310-527-6994 for a free consultation.