Race and Color Discrimination
It is unlawful for your employer to discriminate against you because of your race, ethnicity, or color.
There are two important race discrimination laws that protect you at your job.
First, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the primary civil rights law that prohibits race discrimination in the workplace. This employment discrimination law is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and applies to employers with fifteen or more employees.
Title VII guarantees you equal treatment in the workplace. Title VII prevents your employer from discriminating regarding:
- Hiring and firing
- Transfer, promotion, layoff or recall
- Use of company facilities
- Training and apprenticeship programs
- Fringe benefits
- Pay, retirement plans and disability leave
Second, another federal law, commonly known as 42 U.S.C. Section 1981, prohibits racial discrimination in the making and performing of all contractual arrangements, including employment relationships.
Section 1981 permits victims of race-based discrimination and retaliation to obtain unlimited money damages for pain and suffering and punitive damages to punish employers.
If you believe that you have been the victim of race or color discrimination, contact discrimination lawyer Paul Sharman, anytime, at (678) 242-5297 for a free, no obligation consultation to determine if you have a potential claim or use our convenient email form.