Workplace Harassment Due To Race, Ethnicity
Employees who are harassed at work because of their race or ethnicity and experience a hostile workplace environment may have a cause of action under the law.
Specific Instances Of Workplace Harassment Based On Race
There are many different ways individuals can be harassed at work, but some include offensive racial jokes or epithets, stalking and violent altercations.
Does It Matter Who Does The Harassing?
Along with an employer, individuals experiencing racial harassment at work by a superior or co-worker may still have a cause of action. If your employer knew about the harassment and did not act, it can be held accountable for a co-worker’s or manager’s harassing behavior.
Workplace Discrimination Based On Race
Discrimination based on race is also illegal. Any of the following are classified as racial discrimination at work:
- Denial of a promotion
- Unfair treatment in pay, benefits or working conditions
- Retaliation for reporting race discrimination or supporting the claim of another employee
- Discrimination in layoffs or downsizing
- Wrongful discharge
Prohibitions Against Racial Discrimination During The Hiring Process
The law not only protects current employees, but also job applicants and potential applicants from racial discrimination during all phases of the hiring process.
An Experienced Law Firm To Assist You
If you have faced any form of harassment or discrimination at work due to your race or ethnicity, seeking the help of an experienced lawyer who can analyze the facts of your situation and advise you of your rights under state and federal law is advised.
The Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., has over 20 years of experience assisting individuals in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach and Broward County, Florida, with workplace harassment issues.
The Firm’s Approach
The firm will review the circumstances and investigate the activities that took place, exposing any pretextual nature of the employer’s official reason for your termination or otherwise unfair treatment.
When necessary, the attorneys will 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.
Contact the Boca Rata, Florida, employment law firm at 866-569-7398 to schedule a free consult to discuss your matter.