Race Discrimination Attorney in Los Angeles
Race discrimination in the work place happens when an employee or an applicant is marginalized or treated differently or poorly on account of his different nationality or ethnicity. If you are of a different nationality and you feel that you are being treated differently, it doesn’t matter if you are just applying for work, your prospective employer is already liable for race discrimination.
Any type of discrimination at work is illegal because they are against public policy. This is why if you are doing good work or have good credentials but you are not getting ahead at work or if you are always being given unsavory tasks not given to your other co-workers and you think that this is because of the different color of your skin, then you are probably being discriminated against by your employer.
There are direct and subtle ways you can be discriminated against at work. If you are getting heckled, harassed or laughed at because of your skin color then you are being directly discriminated against at work. On the other hand, even if you may not see the external signs but you are not being given similar compensation or benefits at work, then you are also being discriminated against. In any of these instances you have a right to file claims for damages and compensation for pain and suffering and other losses against your employer. In order to make sure that your discrimination compensation claims prosper, you need to seek legal help from Mesriani Law Groups’ expert race discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles who have already obtained hundreds of millions in awards for damages in favor of employee victims of discrimination at work.
What To Do in Case of Race Discrimination at Work?
Call us now at (310) 826-6300 and we’ll make sure that we protect your rights at work while we provide you with the best compensation you deserve.
Discriminating against a person is repugnant in any of its forms and regardless of the reason. There is no justification for violating a person’s human rights. Discrimination is illegal in the US for being violated of public policy. This kind of discrimination happens when a person is treated poorly on account of the different color of his skin or his ethnic background.
As an employee in California, you have a right to be protected against discrimination. If your right is violated, you have a claim for damages against your employer for actual damages relating to unpaid wages and benefits to remuneration for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of the harassment.
Laws Mandated to Protect You against Discrimination
Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title VII (Equal Employment Opportunities), the employers are prohibited from discriminating against their employees based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin;
Also, under U.S. Code Title 42, Chapter 21 – Civil Rights, the law prohibits any person from discriminating against any individual in matters involving the aspects of education, employment, access to businesses and establishments and federal service. Hence, in and out of work, you know that you are protected by law against unfair treatment.
Furthermore, under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), this law prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and more.
Hence, if you feel that you are being discriminated against in any way, you can turn to these laws for protection of your basic human rights.
Signs of Racial Discrimination at Work
Most employees are unaware that they are being singled out at work. Hence, they are unable to file claims to protect their rights and seek compensation for damages. Racial discrimination takes many forms, which include the following:
Failure to hire,
Failure to promote,
Unequal compensation and work conditions,
Unequal distribution of work,
Uneven implementation of employee rules and regulations,
Verbal harassment by supervisors, co-workers,
Illegal termination, or
What You Need to Prove Your Claim?
As the claimant, the burden is on you to prove that your employer committed discrimination against you. To do this you may need to obtain the following:
Employee records to show that you are not getting the same benefits;
Memos representing discriminatory acts;
CCTV footage of you being harassed in the workplace; and
Witness declarations of employees who will attest to your allegations.
Most importantly, if you want to make sure that you get the best compensation you deserve, you need to seek assistance from expert employment and labor law attorneys who can assist you in negotiating or litigating your employment claims.