Race Discrimination

As stated by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Race discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion.

Color and race discrimination also can involve treating someone unfavorably because the person is married to (or associated with) a person of a certain race or color or because of a person’s connection with a race-based organization or group, or an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain color.  The law forbids race discrimination in any aspect of employment including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. It is also unlawful to harass someone because of that person’s race or color.

Race Discrimination Attorney, Michael J. Freiman, Esq., has experience evaluating race discrimination claims and will provide you with an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.

Harassment based on race discrimination can include racial slurs, offensive or derogatory remarks about a person’s race or color, or the display of racially-offensive symbols. Although the law doesn’t protect you from simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that aren’t very serious, harassment is illegal when it so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer. An employment policy or practice that applies to everyone, regardless of race or color, can be illegal if it has a negative impact on the employment of people of a particular race or color and is not job-related and necessary to the operation of the business.  Contact Race Discrimination Attorney, Michael J. Freiman  for a free consultation and case evaluation and to assist you with all aspects of such a claim.

By Lawrence Freiman