Race Discrimination

The Texas race discrimination lawyers at the Law Office of Rob Wiley, P.C. represent victims of race discrimination. If you have suffered race discrimination in the workplace, please contact our Texas race discrimination attorneys.

Numerous federal and state laws prohibit race discrimination, going back to the time of the Civil War. Such laws include “Section 1981,” The Ku Klux Klan Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and various state laws.

Race discrimination includes discrimination against an employee because of marriage to or association with an individual of a different race; membership in or association with ethnic based organizations or groups; or attendance or participation in schools or places of worship generally associated with certain minority groups.

Discrimination takes various forms, including discrimination regarding hiring, termination, layoff, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. An employer may not discriminate against an employee because of stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits, or the performance of racial groups.

Our Texas race discrimination attorneys are particularly interested in suits against employers that discriminate against racial groups as a class by using discriminatory testing or promotion systems that seem to never promote individuals of a particular race.

The following situations are highly indicative of race discrimination:

  • Use of racial epitaphs such as the “N-word,” obscene practical jokes such as hanging nooses, or other brazenly racist activity;
  • Segregation, such as the counter staff is Caucasian while the kitchen staff is Hispanic;
  • Segregation, such as African-American salespeople are assigned to “Black” neighborhoods while Anglo-American salespeople are assigned to affluent White neighborhoods;
  • Reverse discrimination, such as job postings stating that members of minority races are preferred or particularly encouraged to apply; and
  • Use of job applications that ask for an applicant’s race.

An employer is prohibited from retaliating against an employee who opposes race discrimination. This includes situations where a co-worker who is not the subject of the discrimination speaks out against the discrimination against another employee. An employer is prohibited from retaliating against an employee who files an EEOC complaint or participates in a lawsuit, administrative proceeding, or investigation.

Our Texas employment attorneys represent employees in race discrimination disputes.  An employee has a limited amount of time to bring an action for race discrimination. Therefore, if you are a victim of race discrimination in the workplace, you should our Texas race discrimination lawyers  immediately.