The Color of Your Skin Should Not Affect Your Work Environment
You should be proud of your skin color and ethnic characteristics. Unfortunately, some employers may discriminate against you for these very features. This is illegal. If you feel that you are suffering racial discrimination, you need to speak with one of our Long Island-based lawyers about your rights.
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act makes it illegal to discriminate against a person because of his or her race or national origin. Unfortunately, in a country of immigrants and descendants of immigrants, many people are still the victims of discrimination. This can come in many forms within the workplace, including:
- A certain race or national origin being regularly passed up for promotion
- A group of employees of the same race or national origin being paid differently from other employees of different races
- Employees of the same race or national origin being laid off or fired
- Racial or ethnic slurs
- Racial or ethnic harassment
The law firm of Shulman Kessler has years of experience in representing employees facing racial discrimination. We only represent employees, never employers, because we believe in the right to a safe work environment where you can thrive and prosper. We will tell you your rights and help you enforce them.
Long Island and New York City Race Discrimination Lawyers
Employers are allowed to collect data on your race on a job application for affirmative action purposes, but they are not allowed to ask you about your race during an interview. Employers will frequently claim that their decisions about hiring and promotion were not made based on race or national origin discrimination. This is not always true.
Our attorneys will review all of the documentation you have collected in preparation for filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Our goal is to gain compensation for you for the harm caused and to spur your employer to make a safer and better work environment for you or for your colleagues.
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