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Three Important Cases in the Fight Against Racial Discrimination

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964,  it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you on the grounds of your race and ethnicity. In California, a racial discrimination lawyer in L.A. is available to clarify how the legislation may apply to your experience of racial discrimination at work.

Significant Race Court Cases

The EEOC has brought significant law suits to court in order to address racial discrimination. Source: morgueFile

There have been a number of significant law suits brought by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) in its attempts to address racial discrimination in the workplace.

Company Settles Damages Claim over Racist Policy.

Automotive supplier Noble Metal Processing Inc of Michigan agreed to pay $190,000 in June 2010 to settle a case brought by the EEOC. The allegation was that non-white employees had been deliberately and systematically overlooked for promotion. In addition, it was claimed that a member of staff who complained about the use of racial slurs had his employment terminated.

The Court of Appeals Rules Against Racially Aggravated Firing.

The Fifth Circuit ruled in April 2012 that the Kansas City Southern Railway Company had broken the law in respect to the dismissal of two black employees for work violations, while white employees where retained in the same circumstances.

Payout for Systemic Racial Discrimination.

In September 2012, the EEOC settled a legal action against California based trucking company Scully Distribution. The lawsuit alleged that these companies had permitted racial abuse and discrimination against African American, East Indian and Latino employees. The company in agreed to a settlement of $630,000.

Have you been the victim of racial discrimination at work here in California? If you believe so, then our racial discrimination lawyer in L.A. is available to help. For details, please contact us at Jackson & Associates.

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