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    Employment Law Racial Discrimination Lawyers In California

    ⚖️ We Sue Bad Employers Who Illegally Discriminate Against Good Employees.

    Racial discrimination is alive and well in California workplaces. Despite laws that make it illegal, employers continue to engage in discriminatory practices that disproportionately impact people of color.

    There are a number of reasons why an employer might discriminate against an employee based on their skin color. In some cases, the employer may simply hold prejudiced views about certain races and believe that employees of those races are inferior to others. In other cases, the employer may be trying to save money by hiring fewer employees of minority groups, or may believe that customers or clients will prefer to work with employees who are of the same race as them.

    The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is a state law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or military and veteran status.

    Race discrimination is intolerable in the workplace and has been illegal for decades. If you feel you are experiencing differential treatment or got fired due to your race or color, please get in touch with our intake team to schedule an free consultation with our racial discrimination attorney. (858) 365-9722

    There are strict deadlines for filing discrimination claims, so it is important to act quickly. Let us help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights.

    Proving Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

    Discrimination against employees based on skin color is illegal in California, and any employer who engaged in this behavior can be held liable for damages.

    If you believe that you have suffered racial discrimination at work, it is important to take action and gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim. Our team of experienced employment law attorneys can help you build a strong case and protect your rights.

    Below are examples of how an employer would discriminant against an employee based on their skin color.

    • An employer asks an employee to change their name to a "whiter" sounding one.
    • An employer segregated employees by race and only allows people of certain races to use the restroom or water fountain.
    • An employer refuses to promote an employee because of their skin color.
    • An employer makes racist jokes about an employee's skin color.
    • An employer assigns an employee menial tasks because of their skin color.
    • An employer denies an employee time off for religious holidays because of their skin color.
    • An employer pays an employee less than others because of their skin color.
    • An employer refuses to hire an employee because of their skin color.
    • An employer gives an employee a hard time when they take leave for a family emergency due to their skin color.
    • An employer threatens to fire an employee if they don't comply with discriminatory practices based on skin color.
    • An employer makes an employee use separate equipment from others because of their skin color.
    • An employer constantly monitors an employee's work to see if they are making mistakes because of their skin color.
    • An employer yells at an employee or calls them names based on their skin color.
    • An employer accuses an employee of stealing or being lazy because of their skin color.
    • An employer makes an employee work longer hours than others because of their skin color.
    • An employer denies an employee a raise or bonus because of their skin color.
    • An employer gives an employee poor performance reviews because of their skin color.
    • An employer denies an employee training or development opportunities because of their skin color.
    • An employer makes an employee feel unwelcome or isolated at work because of their skin color.
    • An employer fires an employee because of their skin color.

    If you are facing any of these situations at work, it is important to document what is happening. This can include saving emails, text messages, or other communications that show the discrimination.

    You should also keep a record of any witnesses who can attest to the discrimination. This may include co-workers, clients, or customers.

    Once you have gathered this evidence, you can consult with an experienced employment law attorney. They will review your case and advise you of your legal options.


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    Our legal professionals help employees who have been terminated or resigned due to discriminatory reasons. If you decide to file a claim, our employment law attorney can represent you throughout the process and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.

    If you have been treated unfairly because of your race, call today to speak with one of our qualified employment intake specialists.

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