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Racial Discrimination

Public opinion and policies regarding racial discrimination have come a long way over the past century or so. However, while such advancements have led to laws making racial discrimination in workplace illegal, employers do not always comply with these laws, causing thousands of people in the U.S. to be the targets of hurtful and illegal racial discrimination at work.

In fact, in 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received more than 31,000 reports regarding racial discrimination in the workplace, resulting in nearly $75 million in civil penalties for U.S. employers.

Racial Discrimination in the Workplace: A Definition

When you’ve been the target of racial discrimination in the workplace, our Los Angeles employment lawyers will fight for your rights to justice and compensation.

When you’ve been the target of racial discrimination in the workplace, our Los Angeles employment lawyers will fight for your rights to justice and compensation.

According to the EEOC, racial discrimination in the workplace involves the treatment a job applicant or current employee unfavorably due to his or her race or racial characteristics, such as:

  • Skin color
  • Hair or hair texture
  • Facial features.

Additionally, racial discrimination in the workplace can:

  • Can involve mistreating someone on the basis of their spouse’s or family’s racial background (or an affiliation with a race-based organization)
  • Arise between people of the same race or color.

Examples of Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

Racial discrimination in the workplace can take many forms, with some common examples including (but not being limited to):

  • Hiring or not hiring job applicants based on their race
  • Paying employees who perform the same job/work different rates based on their different races
  • Assigning employees to certain job duties based on their racial backgrounds
  • Providing different training, benefits and/or opportunities to employees based on their race (rather than factors like merit or experience)
  • Harassing employees due to their race (Harassment can come in many forms, including as overt threats or slurs, offensive/derogatory comments, targeting people for “jokes” or “teasing,” etc.)
  • Firing or demoting employees due to their racial backgrounds.

Here, it should also be noted that, when employers have policies that end up negatively targeting a particular race of employees – even if the initial intent was not meant to be discriminatory, employers can typically still be liable for these policies and their discriminatory impacts.

After Racial Discrimination in the Workplace: Contact Our Los Angeles Employment Discrimination Attorneys 

Have you been the target of racial discrimination in the workplace? If so, you can rely on the experienced Los Angeles employment attorneys at the Moon and Yang Professional Corporation for aggressive legal advocacy and experienced help pursuing justice

At Moon & Yang, our lawyers are firmly committed to providing our clients with personalized, responsive service and the highest quality representation. While this means that our lawyers will always work diligently to craft our clients the strongest possible cases, it also means that our attorneys will fight relentlessly in any legal setting to assist our clients in:

  • Holding employers accountable for their discriminatory practices
  • Obtaining the maximum possible financial recovery (as available under state and federal laws).

We strive to provide maximum value while respecting our clients’ time and money as we help them bring their cases to successful resolutions.