Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

San Diego Racial Discrimination Lawyer

Has 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. Discuss your case with a San Diego racial discrimination lawyer today.

How a Racial Discrimination Attorney Can Help

At The Gould Firm, we provide representation to victims of racial and ethnic discrimination throughout California. If you believe that you were treated unfairly, denied a promotion or even wrongfully terminated due to your race or ethnicity, please contact our firm to speak with a discrimination attorney. Our lawyers will thoroughly examine your case and help to determine if the negative characteristics of your employment constitute employment discrimination.

When Can Race Discrimination Occur in the Workplace?

Racial discrimination can occur in many employment areas. This can include areas such as:

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

Additionally, it’s important to note that the requirements for positions of employment must be applied equally and consistently to individuals of different races and ethnicities.

Understanding Your Legal Rights

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. These laws also subject employers who practice these forms of discrimination to liability.

Employers are also prohibited by law from making decisions based upon alleged stereotypes associated with a particular race.

Filing a Race Discrimination Claim

Racial and ethnic discrimination, along with other forms of discrimination, can have many negative consequences for victims. If you or a loved one is a victim of workplace race discrimination, please do not hesitate to speak to an attorney with our firm. An attorney can help you understand your best legal options and help you meet important deadlines. If you have a viable claim, your attorney will help you file a discrimination claim and pursue employment litigation to seek the compensation you deserve.

Employees who are discriminated against or wrongfully harassed in the workplace may also file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) for an investigation into the matter. It’s important to note that as an employee you are protected from retaliation for filing a discrimination claim.

Contact Our San Diego Racial Discrimination Attorney

If you are a victim of racial or ethnic discrimination contact The Gould Firm today.


For a consultation with our attorney, call (619) 941-0667 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are here to help.