The Los Angeles Race Discrimination Employment Lawyers at Azadian Law Group, PC know that, even in today’s “modern workplace” where diversity should be celebrated, race discrimination still regularly occurs to employees. We understand how being discriminated or harassed at work due to your race is a degrading, humiliating, and offensive experience for employees. Employers often refuse to take adequate measures to protect employees from race discrimination by supervisors and co-workers. Employees who are brave enough to complain about being treated differently due to their race or discrimination are often the target of retaliation and discrimination due to their complaints. Race discrimination can be based on stereotypes held by employers or supervisors as well as their desire to promote employees who they feel are more similar to themselves. The award winning employment lawyers at Azadian Law Group, PC fight employers aggressively to make sure they secure the maximum recovery for employees who have been discriminated against at work.
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of race, color, and national origin (in addition to other protected categories). It is illegal to treat an applicant or employee unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). In addition to race discrimination, color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color. National origin discrimination involves treating applicants or employees unfavorably because they are from a particular country or part of the world, because of ethnicity or accent, or because they appear to be of a certain ethnic background (even if they are not). Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are the same race, color, or national origin.
It is also illegal for an employer to discriminate with respect to hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, based upon an individual’s citizenship or immigration status. The law prohibits employers from hiring only U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents unless required to do so by law, regulation or government contract. Employers may not refuse to accept lawful documentation that establishes the employment eligibility of an employee, or demand additional documentation beyond what is legally required, when verifying employment eligibility (i.e., completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9), based on the employee’s national origin or citizenship status.
If you believe that you have been terminated due to your race, we want to hear from you. Azadian Law Group, PC serves the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas and offers free consultations. To speak to one of our knowledgeable race discrimination attorneys today, please call 626-449-4944 or 213-229-9031 or 949-662-5405
As we never charge our clients a penny out-of-pocket, you can rest assured that when we accept a case, we are standing behind our client 100% and will fight aggressively for their rights.
Employers cannot discriminate against employees or applicants based on their race. However, this kind of discrimination happens regularly and it can have a major emotional and psychological impact on those who experience it. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, our qualified and experienced team is ready to step in and help when you need a Los Angeles race discrimination attorney. Today, we want to answer some of the most common questions we receive regarding this type of workplace discrimination.
Race discrimination shows up in various forms in the workplace and can happen to those who are already employed as well as applicants for a job. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that race discrimination “involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features).”
The government goes on to say that race discrimination often involved a person being treated unfavorably because they are married to or associated with a person of a certain race or color.
It is also illegal to discriminate against a person based on their natural origin as well as based on a person’s immigration or citizenship status if that person is allowed to legally work in the US.
In many cases, race discrimination happens when a person is applying for a job, and they never know. They may simply not get the job and never realize it was due to their race or ethnicity. When a person does get hired, they can experience discrimination when it comes to the following aspect of employment:
The EEOC charged nearly 25,000 with race discrimination during the latest reporting year. However, we know that these numbers do not show a complete picture of the problem. Many people are afraid to report instances of race discrimination because they fear they will be retaliated against by their employer or coworkers.
Yes, anyone who complains about racial discrimination in the workplace cannot be retaliated against. Retaliation often shows up in the form of a worker being terminated, transferred, or demoted soon after making a discrimination complaint.
There are various types of compensation available for those who have been illegally discriminated against in the workplace. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we work hard to investigate your claims so we can secure the following: