California Race Discrimination Attorneys
Fighting to put an end to workplace discrimination
Discrimination on the basis of race is often called race discrimination or racial discrimination. Although racial discrimination is frequently less obvious than in the past, it remains a very serious problem in the workplace. Racial discrimination occurs when you are treated less favorably than similarly-situated employees on the basis of your race or national origin. This frequently takes the form of less pay for the same work, being passed over for raises or promotions, being told you have less chance of advancing or being promoted, or being given less favorable assignments.Racial discrimination remains a violation of both state and federal law and is prohibited by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title VII of federal law.Under these laws, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race in any aspect of employment, including:
- Hiring and firing
- Compensation, assignment or classification of employees
- Transfer, promotion, layoff or recall
- Job advertisements
- Use of company facilities
- Training and apprenticeship programs
- Fringe benefits
- Pay, retirement plans and disability leave
- Other terms and conditions of employment
The California labor and employment lawyers of Aiman-Smith & Marcy have successfully brought racial discrimination lawsuits on behalf of a wide variety of employees, from high-ranking executives to laborers. Racial discrimination extends beyond the workplace to consumers who may be treated less favorably because of their race or national origin.
Experienced California race discrimination lawyers
If you are facing racial discrimination in the workplace, you have several options: you may file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing or with the attorney general’s Civil Rights Enforcement Section, or you may bring a lawsuit in court. You may be able to recover some or all of the following:
- Lost wages and benefits
- General and/or punitive damages
- Attorneys’ fees
At Aiman-Smith & Marcy, our California workplace harassment lawyers focus on fighting for justice on behalf of employees. We offer expert legal advice about race discrimination and how to put a stop to it. As with all our cases, we advance the costs on your behalf and do not get paid until we obtain a recovery.
Contact our race discrimination attorneys in California today
Our practice is dedicated to upholding your rights against workplace discrimination of any kind. If you have been a victim of racial discrimination, please call us at 510-817-2711 or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our attorneys, Randall Aiman-Smith, Reed Marcy or Hallie Von Rock. Our office is located near the Oakland Coliseum off Highway 880, 66th Avenue exit. We welcome the opportunity to review and discuss your legal concerns.