California Racial Harassment Defense Lawyers
Are you feeling unsafe at work? No one should have to be afraid to go to work for fear that they will be racially discriminated against. You deserve to go to work every day and be treated fairly. Our California racial harassment defense lawyers can help. Give us a call right away so we can get started working with you on your case.
How Our California Racial Harassment Defense Lawyers Can Help
These cases can be challenging. You’ve likely never had to go through one before. We don’t expect you to know everything about an employment law case. That’s our job. We take care of all things legal so you don’t have to worry about it. We can answer all of your pressing questions. We are just a phone call away.
What is Considered Racial Harassment?
If anyone is making you feel uncomfortable because of your race, that could be considered racial harassment. That might include coworkers making racially insensitive jokes. It’s always important to communicate with whoever is in charge about your racial harassment. The surest way to know if this is racial harassment, however, is to talk to a California racial harassment defense lawyer.
Title VII Protects You
You are protected from racial harassment under the law. Title VII says that employers cannot legally discriminate against you because of your race. More specifically, the law says that employers cannot hire or fire someone based on race. They cannot promote or demote anyone based on race. Title VII protects anyone of any race from this type of discrimination of any kind. For example, if an Asian candidate is turned away because they are Asian, that is illegal discrimination. If an African-American does not get a promotion that they otherwise deserved based on their race, that is also illegal discrimination.
Different Types of Racial Harassment
Racial harassment it terrible. We can sometimes identify it right away or it takes a keen eye to spot it because it is happening subtly all the time. Not every scenario is going to be boldly obvious. Some instances of racial harassment happen quietly while others are so plainly obvious that you can’t believe it actually happened. Disturbing moments happen like a supervisor stating that their team is getting to be too dark. Not only are comments like this horrible but they are also totally illegal. These are the comments you can absolutely make a log about. Sometimes it is not so obviously so be diligent in your logs when something happens. A lawyer will be able to identify illegal racial harassment.
When to Talk to a Lawyer
Be sure you are following any procedures from your employee handbook. Bring any necessary complaints to HR. You do want to make sure that you have exhausted all options so that the lawyer you choose can build a strong case. Find out what steps you need to take in order for legal action to happen. This is something that you can discuss with a California racial harassment defense lawyer. If you have exhausted all options and no one has done anything to right these wrongs at work, you absolutely have a right to talk to a lawyer.
You likely have collected evidence proving that you are a victim of racial harassment. You might have emails, official complaints, personal logs, etc. Keep copies of everything. You will want to have all of this evidence after you have found a racial discrimination lawyer to help you make sense of it. Your California racial harassment defense lawyer will talk to you about your experience, examine your evidence, and then file a lawsuit on your behalf. The job of your lawyer is to make all of the evidence you have is useful. You can build your case around this evidence. Your lawyer will do even more evidence collection. They will investigate based on the claims you made. Your employer will be asked to prove their evidence and show how they handled (or fail to handle) your complaint of racial harassment.
Afraid of Retaliation?
A lot of people feel reluctant to cause a stink because they don’t want to get fired. If you are afraid to take action because of retaliation, please know that your employer is not allowed to retaliate against you by bringing a racial harassment complaint. Let us guide you through this. We can protect your rights.
Call Our California Racial Harassment Defense Lawyers Today
You should not feel threatened at work because of your race. Racial harassment is unacceptable. Let us fight for your justice at work. Call us right away to schedule a consultation. Follow us on Facebook