In today’s society, it is difficult to believe that racial discrimination in the workplace continues to exist. Unfortunately, it does still happen. But the law is on the side of the employee. Under both federal and California law, it is illegal to discriminate in the workplace on the basis of a person’s race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, or national origin. This law protects all aspects of the employment relationship, from the application and hiring phase to the working hours and conditions phase. Los Angeles employment lawyer Jesse Singh protects employees who have been victim to this type of discrimination. If you currently are facing racial discrimination in the workplace, or have lost your job because of it, our firm may be able to win you monetary damages or have you reinstated in your position, performing the duties you are qualified for. Contact our Orange County office today for a free consultation.
Disparate treatment is a term which simply means that it is illegal to treat an employee different than another on the basis of a characteristic such as race. Disparate treatment can come in many forms such as:
- Screening candidates for hire based on race
- Failing to promote an employee based on racial factors
- Assigning undesirable jobs to people due to their race
- Providing inconsistent discipline across all employees
- Not providing equal compensation for the same work
Employees who are victim to disparate treatment often worry that “everyone knows” about the office culture and policy, but they do not have hard proof of racial discrimination. The laws do not require that the employee present hard “facts” of discrimination. At trial, we may call witnesses to testify to certain office policies and present indirect or “circumstantial” evidence of discrimination. In civil trials, circumstantial evidence is sufficient to win a favorable verdict for the plaintiff. Our Orange County employment attorney has experience in discrimination lawsuits and is not afraid to take a company to trial so that he may obtain the end goals which benefit his clients. Our Los Angeles Office is ready to assist you.Advocate for Southern California Employees who Have Endured Harassment or a Hostile Work Environment due to Their Race
The state of California does not tolerate racial harassment in the workplace. Harassment may take many forms such as name calling, telling offensive jokes, posting or drawing racially offensive cartoons, etc. If harassment occurs from a supervisor of the company, the company is automatically liable for that supervisor’s behavior. If the behavior occurs from a co-worker, the company must be given an opportunity to correct the problem- but it is required to handle it appropriately without punishing the complaining victim. If you are a victim of harassment in the workplace, but do not know if you should speak up, Jesse Singh can help. He advocates for Southern California employees who have been harassed due to the color of their skin. He will listen to your complaint, determine your legal options, and help you make a decision based on what is best for your career as well as your self-respect. We believe in equality for all in the workplace. Call today, (714) 494-6244.