San Diego Racial Discrimination Law Attorney
Almost half a century ago the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted. That Federal Law prohibits employers from discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of race, whether in hiring, pay, promotion, benefits, or termination.
Decisions by employers which are blatantly based on race “perceived” stereotypes of particular races (i.e. stereotypes / assumptions about work-habits or abilities of members of a particular race) are absolutely illegal.
Here in California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act provides similar protections for victims with enhanced benefits and remedies that we can use to help you fight such discrimination.
Even in the absence of overt examples of race discrimination, an employer’s seemingly neutral workplace policies and hiring criteria can amount to discrimination if they disproportionately and negatively impact members of a specific group. Moreover, it is against the law for an employer, potential or current, to ask you the origin of your surname, where you come from and whether or not you are of a mixed race.
Do you feel your rights have been violated due to Racial Discrimination in the workplace? If so, it is time to find out for sure. Contact San Diego Employment Attorney John McCarthy at (800) 690-1701.