What Is Considered Race Discrimination In The Workplace?

Racism should never be tolerated anywhere. But the struggle for equality continues across society and in workplaces across the country. A Florida race discrimination attorney can help if you believe you have been discriminated against because of your race. For a free consultation about your legal options in a workplace race discrimination case, call Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. We have locations throughout the State of Florida where you can discuss your legal options with a race discrimination lawyer. 

In a typical employment discrimination case based on race, an employee claims that he or she was wrongfully terminated, demoted, or denied a promotion based on race, color, creed, or national origin. If this has happened to you, understand that there are various statutes that create extensive workplace rights against discrimination.

Your Workplace Rights

Race discrimination at work is illegal. From the beginning of the hiring process throughout all aspects of your job, you have protections in place that ensure equal treatment under the law, including protections against harassment, such as: 

  • racial slurs,
  • racial insults, 
  • racial drawings, 
  • racial remarks, 
  • racial jokes, and 
  • physical threats or violence

You also have legal protections against retaliation, which may include a demotion, a decrease in hours or pay, suspension, denial of a promotion, or termination if you have complained of race discrimination.

Employers frequently claim they have a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for the adverse employment action and that race was not an issue. A race discrimination attorney must then determine whether the employer’s stated reason for the adverse employment action was simply a pretext for unlawful discrimination. Our experienced, passionate race discrimination lawyers will perform a thorough investigation and in-depth look at the facts to get you the best results. 

Race Discrimination Laws

Employees have both federal and state laws that protect them from race discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA).

Under Title VII and the FCRA, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee, as well as applicants for employment, regarding hiring, training, scheduling, specific job assignments, disciplinary actions, demotions, promotions, and related terms and conditions of employment.

Contact an Employment Discrimination Attorney

You have the right to hire a race discrimination attorney. Your employer has their legal representation advocating for their interests, and you deserve an expert in employee rights fighting on your behalf. 

Our creative and aggressive approach to workplace discrimination lawsuits, together with our experience in the presentation and proof of discriminatory treatment on the job, can make a significant difference in the ultimate result of your claim.

Resolutions to claims of race discrimination, depending on the case, may include payment of damages, as well as additional punitive damages instructed by the courts. Our skilled attorneys work diligently on your behalf towards an optimum resolution for your case. 

Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. will conduct a careful investigation of your claim to determine whether race discrimination was a likely cause for your termination, demotion, or other potential employment violation before filing a charge with the EEOC. We are confident in our abilities to represent you in your case, which is why we offer “no win, no pay” contingency fee options. We have helped thousands of employees across the State of Florida hold their employers accountable for employment law violations. 

We have race discrimination employment attorneys across the state to help employees in multiple industries and all levels. Appointments are available in Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, and Jacksonville for your convenience.

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