Glendale Race Discrimination Attorney

Both federal law and California law strictly prohibit race discrimination in the workplace Unfortunately, it still occurs across numerous industries in our state.

Do you believe you’ve been mistreated at work due to your race? If so, you may have grounds to take legal action. Learn more by reviewing your case with a Glendale race discrimination attorney at the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian.

Forms of Race Discrimination in Glendale, California

Workplace racial discrimination can take many forms. The following are among the more common:

  • Refusing to hire job applicants or candidates of a certain race
  • Accounting for race when determining whether a worker should be given a raise or promotion
  • Offering career advancement or professional development opportunities to some employees but not others due to race
  • Disciplining employees of a certain race more harshly than others
  • Accounting for an employee’s race when deciding to terminate them

Additionally, race discrimination may occur in the workplace when an employer overlooks harassment being perpetrated by one’s coworkers. For example, an employer might allow a worker to be subject to:

  • Racial jokes
  • Racial slurs
  • Racial stereotyping

Be aware that these aren’t exhaustive lists. If you believe you’ve been the victim of racediscrimination at work, but the specifics of your situation aren’t described here, it’s still in your best interests to review your case with a legal professional. A Glendale race discrimination attorney at the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian can determine if you have grounds to take legal action.

Important Information About‘Disparate Impact’ Race Discrimination in California

Race discrimination comes in two general categories: disparate treatment and disparate impact.

Disparate treatment race discrimination occurs when an employee is overtly treated differently or unfairly based on race. Disparate impact race discrimination occurs when a workplace policy has a negative impact on workers of a particular race, and which also serves no legitimate business purpose

This type of race discrimination was addressed in a Supreme Court case involving black workers at a power company who were unable to earn as much as many of their white coworkers. In that case, the black employees were assigned to a department whose highest-paying position was less than the lowest-paying position in the other departments wherein the white employees worked

To work in another department, an employee would have to meet certain criteria, such as having a high school diploma. In this setting at this time in history, many of the black workers hadn’t graduated high school, preventing them from moving up in the company.

The Supreme Court decided this was an instance of race discrimination because many of the positions in the higher-paying departments could reasonably be filled by workers who did not have high school diplomas. To this day, however, there are still instances of companies enforcing policies that don’t serve legitimate purposes but do unfairly impact certain workers.

How a Glendale Race Discrimination Lawyer Can Assist You

You may file an action to hold an employer accountable if you’ve been the victim of race discrimination in California. Depending on the circumstances, you may seek financial compensation for certain damages you’ve incurred, or you may seek reinstatement to a jobyou’ve lost if you were fired due to your race.

Learn more about your options by meeting with a lawyer. A Glendale race discrimination attorney can assist you by:

  • Investigating the matter to gather evidence of discrimination
  • Filing an action on your behalf
  • Showing that you incurred losses for which you deserve to be compensated

At the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian, we’re committed to ensuring employers face justice when they commit race discrimination. Learn more about what we can do for you by contacting us online or calling us at 747-338-4574.

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If you think you were fired illegally, call the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian to discuss your circumstances. From offices in Glendale, we represent clients throughout California. Call us at 747-338-4574 or contact us by sending us a message through our contact form here.