On behalf of Rager Law Firm posted on May 22, 2017
There are federal laws as well as penalties that protect minorities in the workplace. Individuals who suffer racial discrimination at work can bring legal action against the employer even when such incidents took place in the private sector. Working with a Los Angeles racial discrimination attorney can equip you with all the essentials to win your case. Our attorneys generally file claims under FEHA since it prohibits any discrimination based on the employee’s race or ethnic background.
TYPES OF RACE DISCRIMINATION
If you are experiencing racial discrimination at work, don’t hesitate to contact Rager Law Firm and find out about your legal options. Sometimes racial discrimination can reach levels where employment is terminated. Some common scenarios of racial discrimination we cover include:
A position denied based on the employee’s race or ethnic background.
Disrespectful comments against a particular race.
When a promotion is denied due to someone’s racial background.
When an employee is treated differently from the rest of the co-workers.
When racial tension initiated a hostile environment at work.
When promotions, training, and opportunities for advancement as well as benefits are denied.
When the worker suffers retaliation for suing the employer.
Employees who become victims of racial discrimination are fully protected under California laws. Besides the FEHA protections, you can also hire an attorney to gather circumstantial evidence that will support your racial discrimination claims. This type of evidence is generally sufficient under Los Angeles as well as California laws. There are other types of evidence such as direct, comparative, and statistical evidences. A good example of direct evidence is when someone makes inappropriate or offensive comments regarding an employee’s racial background.
With larger companies or corporations you may need precise statistical analysis to prove that the Los Angeles employer is practicing racial discrimination in the workplace when hiring. Comparative evidence will demonstrate that rules or standards were applied depending on the race of the worker. If you are experiencing this type of scenario at work, a Los Angeles racial discrimination attorney can handle your case in Los Angeles or any other court located in California.
There are some specific facts that need to be gathered to present your case. You have about a one year time limit to file your claim in California. This is why it’s important to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A lawsuit may be the only way to stop wrongful employment practices and ensure the employee’s progress. Some of the common damages in discrimination cases include: hiring, back pay, future wages, attorney fees, emotional distress as well as fines and punitive damages. Contact us today and schedule your initial case evaluation. Rager Law Firm will work with you in your search for justice.