Emploment Laws

Building an Understanding of Racial Discrimination

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Emploment Laws | 1 comment

Race-based discrimination is considered a state and federal offense. Despite the federal aw Title VII in effect for more than 50 years now, many employers and co-employee still commit race-based discrimination and it is still the most common type of discrimination that is being filed in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC, the agency tasked to implement and enforce Title VII). Federal and most state laws prohibit race-based discrimination in any aspect of employment – hiring, compensation, job training, promotions, discipline, firing, and termination.

New York, despite being a culturally diverse state, still suffers from race-based discrimination. Federal laws state that companies that have four or more employed workers should abide by anti-discrimination laws. New York state and city-specific laws can ease the filing of raced-based workplace discrimination by either choose to file an administrative charge with an agency or litigate a claim in court. Regardless of the option that you choose, it would be best to consult with and hire New York City discrimination lawyers. New York has a lot of rules and laws regarding workplace discrimination, and it can be hard to move forward if you lack understand and necessary information regarding your particular case. Having guidance from a lawyer could help ensure that your claim is properly backed up and have a greater chance of getting a favorable result.

Discrimination can happen in any workplace and to any person, therefore it is important to know your rights and how you can protect yourself from prejudice or preference. Any treatment that is given to differently and in a way causes adverse impact can be considered discrimination. Discrimination affects not only the victims who suffer from them, but also the companies that permit the incidents to happen. Recent lawsuits prove that companies who tolerate or permit workplace discrimination have paid millions in compensation for the victims, likewise for penalties sanctioned against them for permitting the discrimination to occur.

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