Under California anti-discrimination laws and the Civil Rights act of 1964, employers cannot discriminate against any applicant or employee based on their race, gender, age, color, ethnicity and whether they are a veteran. If you or someone you know has been a victim of racial discrimination in their place of work or you were denied work, contact our employment discrimination attorneys at the Joseph Farzam Law Firm. Our employee rights lawyers have decades of experience in protecting the rights of employees across California; we have amassed a record of tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Common examples of racial discrimination in the workplace
- Denial of employment to race
- Racially motivated jokes, hate speech and derogatory statements
- Denial of health and pension benefits
- Racial motivated involuntary termination of employees
- Denial of overtime wages
- Failure to pay wages in line with non minorities
- Failure to promote employees to race
- Racial motivated retaliation and threats
- Racially motivated harassment
- Segregation of employees based on race
- Failure to provide proper family medical leave act during or after pregnancy
- Increased level of work for minorities
- Indirect or covert forms of discrimination
- Systematic discrimination in tests, examination and policies with the intent to forcibly retire racial minorities or deny them advancements in employment opportunity
Race based discrimination protection extends to persons who have been discriminated against based on their national origin, ethnicity, and language.
Fear of Claiming Race based discrimination – Business Owner retaliation
Due the poor economy and the difficulty finding a new job a recurring issue amongst discriminated employees is the general fear of filing a discrimination claim and retaining an attorney. In many cases victimized employee fear being fired or worse yet abused at their place of work. Many others have a fear of being labeled a troublemaker and bullied by the managers and other employees at work. However there are strong California and federal anti retaliatory termination and harassment laws that are put in place to protect employees. For examples; the Civil right acts forbids employers form retaliating against workers or job applicants because that individual opposed the employers discriminatory acts that were made unlawful by federal and state employment rights laws. Retaliatory is a serious charge; hiring an employment rights attorney will place employers and business owners on notice to refrain from such acts.
California and Federal Racial Discrimination and Civil Rights Laws
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act
- California Unlawful Business Practices Act
- California Private Attorneys General Act
- Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII