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Racial Discrimination

Racial discrimination in the workplace continues to be a serious societal problem for all races. Anyone can be the victim of race discrimination whether they are African-American, Arab, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or a combination of races. Federal and state laws (depending on jurisdiction) specifically prohibit racial discrimination in hiring, promotion, discipline and discharge, wages and benefits, transfer, work assignment, performance evaluations, job training, and any other term or condition of employment.

Racial discrimination can be based upon harassment including racial slurs, comments and jokes that adversely affect a person’s employment. Less known is that race discrimination can often be subtle and be present in less obvious forms of different and unequal treatment. Employees subjected to racial discrimination may be unfairly treated in pay that is not immediately known to the employee or even under the guise of being given an opportunity, but in actuality being set up for failure due to inadequate training. Whether overt or subtle, racial discrimination can have significant and far-reaching implications both for an individual employee, as well as a group of employees that are being discriminated against.

No employee’s career and livelihood should be determined by the color of his or her skin.

If you have been the victim of racial discrimination, you need to take immediate action as time limits for filing a claim of racial discrimination are very short. The attorneys at Henrichsen Law Group seek to protect your rights and preserve your value as an employee based on the quality of your work and employment contributions and not based on your skin color. Contact the law firm of Henrichsen Law Group, P.L.L.C. to arrange for a consultation.

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