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 lawyers about your rights. We represent victims of discrimination on Long Island, the greater New York City metro area and throughout the nation.

Attorneys Exclusively Handling Cases For Employees Facing Workplace Discrimination

At Shulman Kessler LLP, our attorneys have years of experience 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.

Discrimination Based On Race Is Illegal In The Workplace

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against a person because of his or her race. Still, many people are victims of discrimination which can take many forms in the workplace, including:

  • A certain race being regularly passed up for promotion
  • A group of employees of the same race being paid differently from other employees of different races
  • Employees of the same race being laid off or fired
  • Racial or ethnic slurs
  • Racial or ethnic harassment

If you've experienced workplace discrimination in any form, our lawyers can explain your rights and help you enforce them.

Pursuing Compensation After Your Rights Are Violated

Employers can collect data on your race on a job application for affirmative action purposes, but they cannot 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 discrimination. This is not always true.

Our attorneys will review all the related documentation in preparation for filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Our goal is for you to be compensated for the harm caused and to spur your employer to make a safer and better work environment for you and your colleagues.

Consult With An Experienced Attorney From Our Office Today

Put our years of employment law experience to work for you. Schedule a free consultation with our firm. Call 888-831-8615 or email us through our website.

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