It is illegal for a future employer to base hiring decisions on an applicant’s racial background or ethnicity. An interviewer may not ask questions about an applicant’s name and origin or whether the applicant is of a mixed race. It is similarly illegal for an employer to base employment decisions on an employee’s race or ethnic background. This includes all related aspects of the job, such as work assignments, transfers, promotions, board appointments and particularly, terminations. Firing based on race is strictly prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. If you feel you were a victim of racial or ethnic discrimination in the workplace, it is advisable to consult with an experienced Los Angeles racial discrimination attorney to discuss whether you may have a viable claim for compensation in the form of monetary damages. Grey Law vigorously defends victims of racial and ethnic discrimination. A complimentary consultation is available to review the circumstances of your racial discrimination situation. Our Los Angeles employment law attorney will carefully review your case and discuss available options. You may schedule your appointment by calling 1-800-GREY-LAW.
More About Racial-Ethnic Discrimination:
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) specifically prohibits discrimination in the workplace. The meaning of the words “ethnicity” and “race” extend to the individual’s ancestry and background and include a multitude of situations and circumstances, including, but not limited to:
- It is illegal to discriminate against an employee who has an interracial spouse or family
- It is illegal to discriminate against an employee who does not speak the same language exclusively as the other employees
- It is illegal to create an English-only policy when it is not relevant to the work
- It is illegal to discriminate based on skin color, accent or language
- It is illegal to discriminate based on personal preferences or prejudices of any kind
Racial and/or ethnic discrimination of any kind may be grounds for a legal claim. It is important to carefully review the circumstances of each situation in order to determine whether a viable claim exists.
Contact a Los Angeles Racial Discrimination Attorney for a Free Case Evaluation:
A Los Angeles racial discrimination lawyer from Grey Law will sit down with you and carefully listen to what you have to say in your free consultation. If a viable racial/ethnic discrimination case exists, your case will be taken on a contingency fee basis, which means that there will be no legal fees unless we attain a favorable resolution. Grey Law has been helping clients recover compensation for more than 25 years. Compensation may include lost wages, hiring or rehiring, damages for emotional pain and suffering, and in egregious cases, punitive damages. While the majority of cases are settled out of court, we will be prepared to fight for your rights in front of a judge and jury. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 1-800-GREY-LAW.