Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

San Diego Racial Discrimination Attorneys – San Diego Ethnic Discrimination Lawyers

Picture of retaliationHas your employer failed to take action against those who treat others poorly because of their race or ethnic origin? Such action by other employees is a form of workplace harassment. Did your employer allow you to be exposed to a working environment where your coworkers repeatedly exposed you to racial slurs, racially charged jokes or remarks regarding the ethnicity of you or others? Have you been exposed to other abusive conduct that is, or was, so severe or pervasive that it affected your ability to work? If you were forced to work in this sort of hostile environment, you may have a claim for racial or ethnic harassment.

It is unlawful for employers to discriminate against any employee or prospective employee on the basis of race, color or ethnicity. Federal and California state employment laws protect workers against racial and ethnic discrimination and subject employers who practice these forms of discrimination to liability. Racial and ethnic harassment and discrimination, along with other forms of discrimination, can have many negative consequences for victims. Claims of this type should be pursued through employment litigation and you should be compensated for any and all damages you may have suffered.

The experienced employment law attorneys at The Gould Firm provide representation to the victims of racial and ethnic discrimination throughout California. Discrimination may be proven by showing how an employee was subjected to negative actions of employment, including termination or demotion, because of their racial or ethnic characteristics. Our lawyers will thoroughly examine your case and help to determine if the negative characteristics of your employment constitute employment discrimination.

Discrimination Can Occur in Many Employment Areas Such As:

  • The recruitment process
  • Hiring and promotions
  • Transfers and work assignments
  • Performance evaluations
  • Work environments
  • Job training
  • Discipline
  • Compensation

The requirements for positions of employment must be applied equally and consistently to individuals of different races and ethnicities.

Employees also are protected from retaliation for the filing of discrimination. Both federal and California laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibit employers from treating employees differently due to their color, race, ethnicity, nationality or other protected class membership. Employers are also prohibited by law from making decisions based upon alleged stereotypes associated with a particular race or ethnic groups, or upon an employee’s association with an individual of a protected class.

Employees who are discriminated against or wrongfully harassed in the workplace may file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) for an investigation into the matter.

If you have been the victim of racial or ethnic harassment or discrimination contact the experienced attorneys with The Gould Firm today for a free consultation. We are here to help.