My name is Danielle Diaz. One of the things I've learned in life, both inside and outside the courtroom, is that it is important to not see others as your enemy. Even though you may see the prosecutor as your enemy, he or she is just trying to do a job. It may be possible that you can get a prosecutor or the judge to be sympathetic and get him or her on your side. In order to accomplish this, you need to understand the law. I feel that most individuals do not understand the law, which is why I was motivated to create this blog.
If you are a victim of racial discrimination at work, you shouldn't let your supervisor or employer go unpunished. Race discrimination in the workplace is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Here is all you need to know about racial discrimination at work to help you seek justice against the perpetrator.
What Are the Types of Race Discrimination Claims?
If you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, your employment lawyer will file a complaint based on any of the following actions.
Racially Discriminatory Treatment: This is where your employer intentionally subjects you to racial discrimination by terminating your employment or failing to promote you because of your ethnic background or race.
Race Retaliation: This is where your employer fires or punishes you for filing a complaint. In this case, your employment attorney will file a retaliation claim. You may succeed with a retaliation claim even if you fail to prove it was based on racial discrimination.
Disparate Impact: This is where discrimination results from practice or policy that has an adverse effect on members of a specific race more than others. For example, aptitude tests that impact members of minority groups.
What Standards Must Be Met to Prove Racial Discrimination?
According to Employment Law Help, to prove racial discrimination, you must present evidence showing that the following criteria have been satisfied:
What Should You Do If You Have Been Racially Discriminated Against?
The first step should be to read your employee handbook and understand the procedures and rules for reporting these problems. Also, review federal and state laws that apply to discrimination at work. You can begin by complaining to your employer by talking to either the manager or human resource officer.
If the complaint doesn't bear any fruits, your employment attorney can help you take your complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The commission will investigate your claim and try to resolve the issue with your employer. If EEOC finds that your employer acted intentionally, they will ask your lawyer to file a claim against your employer and claim compensation.
For more information on racial discrimination, contact an employment lawyer near you.