While you may imagine that most workplace environments have evolved and have effectively eliminated discrimination based on race, you would be surprised at how often race discrimination still occurs at many different companies. This discrimination happens despite very clear laws prohibiting discrimination based on many factors including race, color, and national origin. When racial discrimination or harassment happens to you, you can suffer significant damages for your financial losses and emotional distress.
At HKM Employment Attorneys in Las Vegas, we believe that race discrimination is unacceptable and we are dedicated to helping employees who have suffered wrongful discrimination, harassment, or termination based on their race. We also believe that companies should not face wrongful allegations of discrimination and our lawyers also represent employers in defending against discrimination claims. Please contact our office to learn more about our services today.
Racial Discrimination At Work
Race discrimination is based on a person’s actual race or can also be based on characteristics that an employer associates with a particular race. The following factors can all be involved in race discrimination:
- Actual race;
- Perceived race;
- Skin color;
- Hair color or texture;
- Facial features;
- Marriage to a person of a certain race;
- Associating with individuals or groups of a certain race.
- Refusal to hire;
- Denial of pay increase or promotion;
- Assignment of less desirable duties;
- Unequal pay for the same job;
- Refusal of certain benefits;
- Wrongful termination.
Race discrimination also includes harassment and retaliation for making a complaint about discrimination or harassment.
These claims can be complex as employers generally will not openly admit that they were being racially discriminatory and will instead give another reason for the adverse employment action. Our attorneys can help to prove that the false reason given by your employer is pretextual and that your rights under the law have been violated.
On the other hand, if you are an employer and had a legitimate and non-discriminatory reason for taking an employment action, you may still face allegations of race or another type of discrimination from a disgruntled employee. Our employment attorneys can also represent employers that are facing discrimination claims to help you prevent wrongful liability.
Find Out How Our Las Vegas Race Discrimination Lawyers Can Assist You
Race discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are against the law and no employee should experience mistreatment based on their race or related factors. Unfortunately, many people still experience this type of illegal treatment and miss out on important financial and professional opportunities because of their race.
At HKM Employment Attorneys, we regularly help employees stand up for their rights to equal employment opportunities and to recover for any losses they have incurred. We also work with employers to prevent unwarranted allegations of race discrimination. If you believe you have a case involving race discrimination or any other type of employment law matter, please call our race discrimination attorneys today for help.