Under federal and state civil rights laws, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of their race, color, and national origin.
Race discrimination occurs when an employer fails to hire, fires, demotes, or denies an employee a promotion because of his or her race. Racial harassment, including severe or pervasive racial epithets or gestures, is also illegal in the employment context. If you believe you have been harassed because of your race, you should report it to management or Human Resources right away. You should also contact a race discrimination lawyer.
Attorney Christine T. Elzer has handled numerous race discrimination cases against both public and private employers. If you feel you have been the victim of race discrimination in employment, contact us today for a consultation.