Attorneys Who Fight Race Discrimination
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees or job applicants based upon race in California. Unfortunately, this type of discrimination occurs regularly, including throughout California.
At Licata & Yeremenko, our attorneys are standing by to help. If you or a loved one have been discriminated against on the job because of race, we want to investigate your situation, advocate for you and do our best to secure justice and recover compensation for the unfair treatment and discrimination.
What Does Race Discrimination Look Like?
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), race discrimination “involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably and/or differently because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color and/or certain facial features).”
During the latest reporting year in the U.S., the EEOC brought more than 22,000 total charges against employers based on race discrimination. This accounted for 32.7% of all charges brought by the EEOC that year.
California law offers similar protections through the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Additionally, both state and federal laws protect workers from facing discrimination because they are married to or associated with a person of a particular race.
What Does California Race Discrimination Affect On The Job?
Race discrimination can show up in a variety of ways throughout workplaces in California. Often, this type of discrimination is subtle and can occur without a person even realizing it at first. Both federal and state laws prohibit discrimination based on race when it comes to these aspects of employment:
- Hiring decisions
- Termination decisions
- Job assignments
- Disciplinary actions
- Layoff decisions
- Training opportunities
- Fringe benefits
- Any other terms and/or conditions of employment
Individuals who report discriminatory practices to their supervisors or to government labor agencies will receive protection from retaliation (termination, demotion, transfers, and/or harassment).
Contact Our Attorneys Today
If you or somebody you love has experienced race discrimination in the workplace, please seek legal assistance from Licata & Yeremenko as soon as possible. Our team has extensive experience handling complex race discrimination, employment law cases. Our team is ready to step in and investigate your situation so we can recover any compensation you may be entitled to, which can include:
- Loss of earnings damages (past and future) including loss of benefits
- Possible reinstatement of a job if terminated
- Possible promotion if warranted
- Emotional distress damages
- Court costs and legal fees
Cases of race discrimination often require extensive investigation and litigation to get to the truth of what happened, and we are ready to get started on your case today. When you need a California race discrimination attorney, you can reach out to us on this website for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-783-5757.