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As the victim of racial discrimination, you may have faced any number of challenging situations in your workplace brought on by the fact that you are a different race from others. Federal and state law specifically prohibits harassment or derogatory treatment toward racial minorities in the workplace, and the attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC want to help you retain your rights and find justice after racial discrimination.
Defining Racial Discrimination
Racial discrimination is a type of employment discrimination prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition to race, employers may not discriminate against an individual or group based on color, national origin, religion or gender. Each of these may be the basis for creating a hostile or offensive work environment and employers who encourage or allow the continuation of such discrimination are subject to severe legal penalties.
A hostile or offensive work environment may be created through the use of:
- Racial slurs
- Derogatory remarks
- Racially offensive symbols
You may have a racial discrimination case if you face any of the following on the job:
- Harassment about race, color, or nationality
- Start, firing, promotion, or layoff based on race
- Pay decrease or inequality because of race
- Job assignments based on race
- Training or fringe benefit denial based on race
- Any other term or condition of employment
You are also protected from racial discrimination as a student, including both curricular and extracurricular activities. Regardless of age or level of education, if you are experiencing discrimination based on your race, color, or nationality, you have the right to pursue legal recourse against those performing the harassment.
Taking Action against Racial Discrimination
As the victim of racial discrimination, you may feel that taking legal action against your employer may expose you to job loss, demotion, pay decrease, or other negative changes to your work environment. However, your employer is expressly prohibited from taking any negative action against you for pursuing legal action after racial discrimination.
At the law firm of Morelli Ratner PC our attorneys work with individuals like you every day to extend our clients’ civil rights. We are comfortable litigating any type of offender, including individuals and large corporations.
If you are experiencing racial discrimination in your workplace or school, please contact the experienced racial discrimination attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC today, serving clients throughout New Jersey and New York, including New York City, Staten Island, and Long Island, as well as nationwide.