Menu Locations
Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C.
Free Initial Consultations
Toll-free:TF 877-619-8966
California:CA 424-285-6006
Illinois:IL 312-292-9296
Ohio:OH 216-220-6496
Send an SMS

Racial Discrimination At Work

Treating an employee unfairly based on their race, color, or ethnicity in regards to hiring, termination, promotions, benefits, compensation, and the work environment is considered racial Discrimination. The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) enforces the federal laws that prohibit racial discrimination in the work place.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is the primary federal law that prohibits discrimination based on racial group, perceived racial group, race-related characteristics or association with someone of a particular race. Additionally, it is illegal to use stereotypes regarding the abilities or limitations of people of a particular race when making employment decisions.

The law prohibits both intentional discrimination and job policies that are not specifically job-related but disproportionately affect employees of a certain race

Federal law protects employees in the following categories:

Recruiting, hiring, and promotions. Employers must present the same job requirements to applicants of every race. Information about a prospective employee's race may NOT be included in an application or should be kept separate if the employer requires the information for affirmative-action purposes.

Pay, benefits, and terms of employment. Race may not be the reason for differences in compensation, benefits, work assignments, performance evaluations, training, discipline, or termination.

Harassment.  Racial slurs and derogatory comments are prohibited. Employers are required to take the proper steps to prevent or correct these behaviors from other employees.

Retaliation. Employers may not terminate, demote, or otherwise retaliate against an employee who speaks against racial discrimination or participates in an anti-discriminatory proceeding.

If you have been the victim of racial discrimination, you must file a complaint with the EEOC within 180 days of the incident.  Also, I encourage you to call my office, The Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman at (877) 449-8898 to discuss your case.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

When You've Had Enough, Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Get An Attorney Response

Headquartered in Beverly Hills, we accept cases throughout California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and West Virginia

Schedule a Free Consultation:
Toll Free: 877-619-8966
| Local: 424-285-6006 |
Fax: 866-633-0228
| Email Our Firm


  • Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C.
    324 S Beverly Blvd, Suite 725
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    (Mailing Address Only)

  • Orange County Office
    245 Fischer Ave., Suite D-1
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Map & Directions

  • Woodland Hills Office
    21550 Oxnard St
    Suite 780
    Woodland Hills, CA 91367
    Map & Directions

  • King of Prussia Office
    1150 First Ave., Suite 501
    King of Prussia, PA 19406
    Map & Directions

  • Chicago Office
    111 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1700
    Chicago, IL 60604
    Phone: 312-292-9296
    Map & Directions

  • Ohio/West Virginia Office  
    Fifth Third Building, 600 Superior Avenue East,
    Suite 1300, Cleveland, OH 44114
    Phone: 216-220-6496
    Map & Directions