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Handling Cases of Race Discrimination in the Workplace

State and federal employment laws offer protection to employees and employers alike. However, it is sometimes necessary to consult with an attorney to ensure that these laws are complied with. At the Hamilton Law Firm, P.C., we advise employees and employers when employment law violations occur, helping both sides resolve matters in a way that ensures justice has been served.

We strongly believe it is important to advocate for the rights of employees who have been discriminated against in the workplace on the basis of race. However, we also recognize that many companies face unwarranted allegations of discrimination and require experienced counsel.

We use our experience and knowledge of Pennsylvania and federal employment laws to protect the interests of each client. Contact us to see how we can help you.

What Is Race Discrimination?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits racial discrimination or any other discrimination in the workplace. Under Title VII, discrimination on the basis of ancestry, physical characteristics (such as color or features associated with a certain race) and culture are all considered race discrimination.

Some examples of racial discrimination may include:

  • Not hiring someone because of racial stereotyping
  • Selecting employees for downsizing based on their ethnicity
  • Denying employees promotions or advancement because of race
  • Only offering or requiring employees of certain races the chance to work overtime
  • Paying employees different amounts despite doing the same work
  • Wrongfully terminating an employee in retaliation for reporting racial discrimination
  • Making or allowing employees to repeat racial slurs, racial jokes or other prejudicial comments thereby creating a hostile work environment

Disparate-treatment discrimination is unfair treatment in the workplace on the basis of race. The majority of race discrimination claims arise from allegations of disparate-treatment.

Disparate-impact discrimination occurs when a company policy discriminates against or has a significant negative impact on a particular race or protected group.

Let Us Right The Wrongs

The Hamilton Law Firm, P.C., tenaciously advocates for employees who have endured a hostile work environment or who have been wrongfully terminated as a result of race discrimination. We also look into allegations of denied promotions, raises, unfavorable job assignments, bad sales territories and denied overtime to determine if race was a factor in any of these practices.

While we strongly believe in protecting the rights of employees, we also believe that good employers try to do everything possible to discourage discrimination. Therefore, when a claim of discrimination is brought against a business, we work with the business owners to thoroughly investigate and defend against the allegations and make necessary adjustments to company policies to avoid future incidents.

In addition to handling cases of racial discrimination, we also represent individual and business clients who are dealing with issues of age discrimination, sex and gender discrimination and disability discrimination.

Contact Us Now — We Want To Help

At Hamilton Law Firm, P.C., we understand what you're going through. We understand your confusion, frustrations and desire to see the problem resolved. When you retain our services, we will stand as your advocate and knowledgeable counsel until the end.

To retain the services of an attorney at our firm, call 800-742-1490 or send us a message. Appointments are available at both our Princeton, New Jersey, and Lansdale, Pennsylvania, offices where you can discuss your race discrimination claim in private.

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