Washington Race Discrimination Attorney
Race Discrimination in the Workplace
In this day and age, we'd like to believe that race discrimination no longer is an issue in businesses and companies. Unfortunately this is not the case. Despite it being illegal, race discrimination can still be found in the workplace. Sometimes individuals may not even be aware they are the victim of race discrimination. Employers may not intentionally be discriminating against someone because of their race, but if in cases of passing over certain employees for advancement, wrongful termination or other issue, this can be the underlying situation.
Per Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964, individuals are protected against employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex and religion. Opportunities cannot be denied to an employee because of their race, perceived race, hair color, skin color, facial features or because of their marriage or association with someone of a particular race. An individual's ability to perform their duties is not related to race, and never has been.
If you feel you are the victim of race discrimination in your workplace, you need to contact a Washington employment law attorney from HKM Employment Attorneys without delay. The attorneys at our firm have over 40 years combined experience dealing with all aspects of employment law. We know what it takes to fight employment discrimination and we are here to represent you so your rights are protected and justice is served.
How Race Discrimination Can Affect Employment
Race discrimination can impact almost any aspect of a person's employment. Some of the areas that may be impacted include:
- Advertisements for job applicants
- Job training
- Job classification
- Promotions or transfers
- Benefits and wages
- Discipline or discharge
It may be as simple as one employee getting better benefits or wages than another employee, despite them having the same job classification. Or perhaps one employee being told certain opportunities don't exist, despite another employee (at the same level) being given access to such opportunities. Regardless of whether the race discrimination is intentional or not, it is illegal. It also can open the door to harassment and a hostile work environment, a separate violation that is often associated with race discrimination cases. Victims of race, or any type of discrimination, should consult with a knowledgeable employment attorney at once.
Contact a Washington race discrimination attorney from our firm to review your claim and get legal representation.