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Race Discrimination

What’s Race Got To Do With It?

If you have been terminated, demoted or disciplined at work on the basis of your race, color or national origin, discrimination lawyer can analyze the facts of your situation and advise you of your rights under state and federal laws.

For a free consultation about your potential racial discrimination claim, contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boynton Beach. We serve clients on workplace rights claims all over Florida, especially in the communities between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

What Race-Based Harassment and Discrimination Look Like

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that harassment based on race is a form of workplace discrimination. Unfortunately, employers have become more sophisticated in their practices and policies. Proving discrimination is more difficult today than it was a generation ago, but it still occurs, and you are still protected under law. An experienced employment law attorney will need to carefully review the circumstances and investigate beneath the surface of everyday activities, in order to reveal a general environment that promotes or allows discriminatory practices.

Our ability to investigate your workplace discrimination claim can expose the pretextual nature of the employer’s “official” reason for your termination or otherwise unfair treatment. When necessary, we even retain investigative and technical experts to perform a statistical analysis of your company’s hiring, promotion, discipline or termination practices in order to prove the fact of racial discrimination in your case.

We represent victims of job-related racial discrimination with claims such as the following:

  • Denial of promotion
  • Unfair treatment in pay, benefits or working conditions
  • Retaliation for reporting race discrimination or supporting the claim of another employee
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Offensive racial jokes or epithets
  • Discrimination in layoffs or downsizing
  • Harassment or stalking
  • Workplace violence

Does It Matter Who Did The Harassing?

Your employer can be held accountable for racial harassment even if the person harassing you was not your superior. In fact, as long as your employer knew about the harassment and did not act, it can be held accountable for a co-worker’s or customer’s harassing behavior.

Your employer can also be held accountable if it retaliates against you for reporting racial harassment.

Racial Discrimination during the Hiring Process

Florida state and federal employment laws do not only protect current employees from racial discrimination: they also protect applicants and potential applicants from discrimination during all phases of the hiring process. If you have been subjected to racial discrimination during the hiring process, you need to understand what your rights are under the law and what options you have to protect those rights.

While it can be difficult to prove that racial discrimination has happened during the hiring process, it still occurs, and those who have been harmed by discrimination are protected under the law. By speaking with witnesses, reviewing facts and looking at the company’s history, we can often build a case that explicitly shows how discrimination took place.

Contact Us for More Information

We never charge for a consultation, and we invite you to call us even if you’re having trouble with an unemployment benefits application. While evaluating those cases, we often discover cases of race discrimination or other violations of employee rights. To learn more about your legal options in a workplace discrimination case, contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boynton Beach, or call our office at 561-560-5597 or toll-free at 888-993-4611.