Race Discrimination Lawyer in New Haven
What to Know about Race Discrimination in the Workplace
It is unlawful to discriminate or harass a person because of his or her
race or color, according to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
This pertains to the areas of hiring, promotion, job training compensation,
termination, or other condition, privilege, or term of employment.
Per the law, Title VII strictly prohibits decisions concerning employment
based on categorized stereotypes and assumptions for a specific racial
group pertaining to the following:
- Work performance
Race discrimination can include institutionalized job policies and intentional
discrimination to deny minorities. The best way to know your rights is
to contact a
Connecticut discrimination lawyer.
Race Discrimination in the Workplace: A State & Federal Offense
Both federal and Connecticut law forbid race discrimination. To specify
upon the aforementioned conditions of Title VII, it is illegal for any
employer to make employment decisions based on race or color when considering
an individual's position, pay, title, hours, vacations, promotions
Race discrimination does not always pertain to the individual specifically.
Affiliation with a member of a different race, usually by marriage, can
be the cause of
employment discrimination. An employer is unable to fire an employee who is married to an individual
of a race or color that he or she finds objectionable.
Types of Race Discrimination: Disparate Treatment & Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment – Obvious and instant mistreatment of an employee based on his/her
race or color.
Disparate Impact – When an employer uses statistics to employ certain policies and
practices with the purpose of denying one group. To the employer, the
requirement is a means to shun a potential group of individuals. For example,
an employer might state that a high school diploma is a prerequisite to
a job position. If no connection between the job position and the need
for a high school diploma can be established, then the employer is guilty
of race discrimination.
Call Upon a Race Discrimination Attorney in New Haven, CT
Looking for an attorney for race discrimination in New Haven? Our attorneys
represent employees, employers, executives and partners in all areas of
employment law. We can help you, as well.
Keep a journal and document any instances of discrimination in the workplace.
Proving that you have suffered race discrimination can be difficult without
experience and the right knowledge. Axelrod & Associates can advise
you of your options. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of clients
who are victim s of race discrimination, and we know how devastating it
is to be treated unfairly. We are here to protect your rights and to help
you resolve this issue as quickly as possible, through mediation and negotiation
when this will achieve the results you need, but can move forward with
legal action when this is the only way to get justice served.
Don't let race discrimination get the best of you. Contact a Connecticut race discrimination lawyer