Race discrimination occurs when an employer treats an applicant or employee unfairly on the basis of their race or characteristics associated with race such as hairstyle, skin color or facial characteristics. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit race discrimination in the workplace. The protections extend to prohibit discrimination against an individual who is married or otherwise associated with an individual of a certain race.
Those who believe they have suffered from discrimination in the workplace can contact the Workplace Discrimination Attorneys at Kingsley & Kingsley Lawyers for a free consultation.
What Are Your Rights?
In the workplace, you have the fundamental right to an environment that is entirely free from discrimination. This means that you cannot legally be denied employment, subjected to harassment, demoted, terminated, paid less, or treated unfavorably based on factors such as your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Race Discrimination In The Workplace Is Prohibited In The Following Employment Practices:
- Employment advertisements for positions or programs.
- Differential treatment in recruiting, hiring, termination, work assignments, title, promotion, salary, vacation/hours, or benefits.
- Harassing an individual based on his or her race or of someone with whom the employee associates.
- Retaliating against an employee or applicant who has reported a race discrimination complaint.
There Are Two Types Of Race Discrimination In The Workplace
- Disparate treatment – is the most obvious and includes when an individual is treated differently based on their race.
- Disparate impact – occurs when an employment practice, standard or policy inadvertently results in negative effects to individuals of a certain race.
If you feel that you have experienced race discrimination or have questions about your situation at work, please call us. The racial discrimination attorneys at Kingsley & Kingsley Lawyers are here to help you. You can reach us toll-free at (818) 990-8300 to discuss your situation.