Federal law, primarily the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits employers from discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of race, whether in hiring, pay, promotion, benefits, or termination. In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provides similar protections for employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of race. If you believe you have been subjected to racial discrimination, you may be able to secure relief under State and/or Federal law.
Examples of workplace related discrimination include:
- Hiring procedures which tend to disfavor certain races
- The assignment of difficult or dangerous jobs to persons of color
- A greater workload for those of certain ethnic groups
- A lower salaries for minority groups
- Fewer benefits depending upon racial identity
- Fewer chances of promotion depending on race
- Fewer opportunities for training depending upon racial group
If you feel you have been the victim of racial discrimination, been denied employment opportunities, or been treated unfairly by your employer as a result of your race, contact the Stanley C. Franklin law firm where we can evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights.