Racial discrimination in the workplace happens when an employer discriminates against an employee because of their race, skin color, or their marriage to or affiliation with a person of a different race or skin color. Racial discrimination includes discrimination based on the employee’s personal characteristics associated with a specific race like hair texture, skin color, certain facial features, or complexion. Federal and California laws prohibit employers from racial discrimination in any area of the employment process including wages, work assignments, benefits, or other employment terms and conditions. If you have been racially discriminated against by your employer, consult with a Racial Discrimination Attorney.
Contact JML Law in Long Beach at 818-610-8800 to speak with an attorney with an excellent record regarding cases of racial discrimination in the workplace. With over 40 years of experience, our attorneys will consult with you about your case, ensure your civil and employment rights are not further disregarded, and seek the maximum legal compensation for damages possibly owed to you by law.
In workplace discrimination cases, if won, damages could be compensatory and/or punitive. Possible compensatory damages owed could include:
- Lost wages
- Reimbursement for medical benefits
- Reinstatement of benefits
- Reinstatement of employment
- Court costs
- Attorney’s fees
- Damages for emotional distress
Punitive damages are fines your employer is forced to pay to the employee for violating discrimination laws.
- For employers with 15-100 employees, the limit is $50,000.
- For employers with 101-200 employees, the limit is $100,000.
- For employers with 201-500 employees, the limit is $200,000.
- For employers with more than 500 employees, the limit is $300,000
Racial Discrimination In The Workplace
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing states that “It is illegal for employers of five or more employees to discriminate against job applicants and employees because of a protected category, or retaliate against them because they have asserted their rights under the law.” Do not allow your employer to discriminate against you. According to the annual report released by The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), over 28,500 charges were filed in 2017 against employers for racial discrimination in the United States. Report all incidents of discrimination and seek legal counsel. Contact JML Law in Long Beach at 818-610-8800 to speak with a proficient Racial Discrimination Attorney.
What To Do
There is a statute of limitations on filing a discrimination claim with The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against your employer. An employee has roughly 300 days to file a discrimination claim against an employer with the EEOC. It is imperative to consult with an attorney if you have been discriminated against by your employer because of your race. Your employer will have professional legal representation protecting their interests and so should you. Contact JML Law in Long Beach at 818-610-8800 or click here to request a free case evaluation. Speak with one of our Racial Discrimination Attorneys who can help advise you have what legal avenues are at your disposal and hold accountable any employer who has violated employment discrimination laws.
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