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Racial Discrimination in Employment is Against California Law

When one thinks of workplace racial discrimination, it is figuratively black and white. However, such prejudice exists in many forms, both in obvious and in more nuanced ways. If you think you have been victimized in your workplace, it is important you find an experience L.A. Racial Discrimination Attorney.

Racial Discrimination

Racial discrimination in the workplace is illegal according to California law, protecting all employees. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Inequity in the workplace exists in two different forms. There is disparate treatment, which is the more obvious discrimination, and disparate impact, which can be harder to prove in a court of law – though it is no less injurious to the affected parties.

Disparate treatment involves an employee being handled differently than other employees because of race or ethnicity. It doesn’t always have to be something that happens during the course of employment. Anti-discrimination legislation in California covers the manner in which a job is advertised, the application and interview process, hiring, transferring, promotions, working conditions or even how an employee is handled on their way out the door.

The more subtle form that racial discrimination can take is called disparate impact. It can be harder to prove, because it covers policies that may not appear discriminatory, but nonetheless may result in the exclusion of  employee of a certain race or ethnicity. For example, minimum height requirements, may effectively exclude most members of an ethnic group typically shorter than the average height of the general population. Disparate impact typically affects more than one employee, giving one group an advantage over another.

No matter what form the alleged discrimination takes, California law takes a hard stance against any such practices in the workplace. When looking for a race discrimination lawyer in L.A., make your first call to Samuel G. Jackson, Jr. and our team at Jackson and Associates. We’ve been fighting for the rights of wronged individuals since 1988. We’ll review the facts of your case, and ensure you receive superior representation for your case.

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