Race Discrimination Lawyer Serving San Antonio
Numerous federal and state laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees in the workplace because of race. These laws not only prohibit employers from discriminating against an employee because of the employee's race, but employers are also prohibited from discriminating against an employee because of the race of the employee's spouse. Additionally, an employer cannot discrimination against an employee because the employee is a member in of or associated with an ethnic based organization or because the employee a attends schools or places of worship generally associated with a certain minority group.
Identifying Race Discrimination in the WorkplaceRace discrimination in the workplace is not as obvious as it once was, but that does not mean that race discrimination does not exist. Employers still discriminate based on race in hiring, termination, layoffs, promotions, compensation, training, an in many other ways.
The following situation are highly indicative of race discrimination in the workplace:
- The use of racially charge comments, practical jokes, and other flagrantly racist activity such as hanging a noose;
- Segregation in the workplace is another type of race discrimination in the workplace (Example: wait staff is Caucasian while the kitchen staff is Hispanic);
- Job postings that list members of minority races are preferred or evidence of reverse race discrimination in the workplace;
- Applications for positions that ask for an applicant's race.
Our Race Discrimination Attorney Fight Against RetaliationEmployers are prohibited from retaliating against employees that report or simply oppose race discrimination. These retaliation laws even protect a co-worker from retaliation who has not been subjected to discrimination, but speaks out against the discrimination of other employees. In fact, an employer is even prohibited from retaliating against an employee simply because he or she filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC or Texas Workforce Commission.
Contact our Discrimination Lawyers TodayThere are often short deadlines to bring claims of race discrimination against an employer. Thus, contact our discrimination lawyers immediately if you are the victim of race discrimination.