Race Discrimination Lawyers in Los Angeles
Discriminated in the Workplace Due to Race? Call (310) 984-1415.
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees because of their race. At Feldman Browne Olivares, we arm our clients with essential information regarding race discrimination law. Our race discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles file claims for employees who have been the target of racial discrimination.
Examples of Harassment Due to Race
It is also unlawful to harass a person because of that person’s race or color. Harassment can include, for example, racial slurs, offensive or derogatory remarks about a person’s race or color, or the display of racially offensive symbols. Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
Employers in California are prohibited from practicing racial discrimination in:
Although discriminating against an employee based on race is against the law, it is not always easy to prove that actions by an employer are racially motivated. You can help by providing detailed information regarding dates, incidents of racially discriminatory comments, and other information and documentation to show direct evidence of discrimination.
In addition, our race discrimination attorneys can raise an inference of discrimination based on your belonging to a protected class and being subject to an adverse employment action, while those of the majority race were treated differently.
Effects of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination on the Job
Racial discrimination in the workplace can have devastating emotional and financial effects. When you are denied a promotion or terminated from your job, your long-term career prospects are affected and your income is reduced. Both state and federal laws explicitly prohibit discrimination based on race or ethnicity, and you can seek compensation for lost wages and benefits, emotional distress, and other damages.
1 in 3 African American Employees Suffer Race Discrimination
This is one of the more blatant types of workplace discrimination, and unfortunately, one of the more common. According to a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly one in three African American employees reports suffering from race-based discrimination at some point in their working careers – and one in four Hispanic workers claims the same. Interestingly, just 1 in 11 Caucasian workers report racial discrimination.
Call a Los Angeles Race Discrimination Lawyer at (310) 984-1415
If you have been affected by racial discrimination in the workplace, our race discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles will work with you in your quest for justice. At Feldman Browne Olivares, APC we offer a free case evaluation, so you can have an attorney assess your case, evaluate the evidence, and recommend the best way to proceed in your situation.
Give us a call at (310) 984-1415 to arrange a free consultation with a race discrimination attorney in Los Angeles.