California far surpasses every U.S. state except Hawaii in its racial diversity. Hispanics make up 38% of California’s population, Asians 16%, Blacks 7.5%, and whites representing a minority ethnic group. In Los Angeles County the number of foreign born residents is more than the non-foreign born residents. Notwithstanding California’s racial diversity, discrimination by employers remains a serious and pervasive problem throughout our state. At the Employment Lawyers Group, we are prepared to evaluate all forms of unlawful workplace harassment and discrimination and take decisive action to recover just compensation.
Defining race itself is sometimes a challenge, especially given that complex genetic distinctions are involved and many acts of discrimination are based on other protected characteristics such as national origin and religion. However, black, Hispanic and Asian workers are the most frequent victims of acts driven by race discrimination, including:
Failure to hire job applicants or promote workers because of their race
Racial harassment, including subjection to racial and ethnic slurs
Requiring job applicants to provide their race as part of the application-and-hiring process
Subjection of workers to unfair or inequitable conditions based on their race or ethnicity
Retaliation against a worker for reporting race discrimination, including wrongful termination or creation of intolerable conditions that may force resignation
Within the last few years, we have also seen a number of "reverse discrimination" cases, including those of workers who are not Asian being terminated, workers who are not Hispanic are terminated or given less desirable work, and a range of other such situations.
We understand that the pain and stress of working where racism is tolerated can be overwhelming. Employers are required by law not only to refrain from engaging in or promoting race discrimination and harassment, but also to take action to stop them.
Speaking out and taking action to expose racial discrimination takes courage, and we support people who do so with the full weight of our knowledge and resources. Your situation may call for first steps including the filing of a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and we can advise you on the action likely to be most effective for you.
Our attorneys thoroughly investigate employment discrimination cases and build them for trial if needed. We stand always willing to go the distance to recover compensation for lost income, emotional distress and other damages.
To discuss whether you have a valid racial discrimination claim in the Los Angeles area or elsewhere in California, call our workplace discrimination law firm at 877-525-0700 today. We handle all employment claims on a "no fee if there is no recovery" basis. Se habla español.