Federal and state law prohibits racial discrimination in the workplace. If you or a loved one feel you have experienced negative employment action or harassment as a result of the color of your skin, a Greenbelt employment law attorney counsel you on your next step to protect your rights.
A Greenbelt Employment Law Attorney Explains Basic Civil Rights Protection in the Workplace
As your Greenbelt employment law attorney can explain, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits racial discrimination in the workplace. This means that an employer cannot lawfully refuse to hire, fire, fail to promote or subject an employee to adverse working conditions based solely on their race. The act also protects against discrimination based on gender, religion and nationality and was later expanded to prohibit age and disability discrimination. Your Greenbelt employment lawyer can analyze whether your circumstances fall under any other provision of the law. States have also enacted similar anti-discrimination laws.
A Greenbelt Employment Lawyer Explains How to Pursue a Discrimination Claim
If you feel you were harassed, passed over for a promotion, raise or other job benefits, rejected for employment or fired because of your race, a Greenbelt employment lawyer can help. Most claims start with filing a complaint. If you have a federal claim, you may take your case to the E.E.O.C. for investigation. Your Greenbelt employment law attorney can accompany you. If you have a state claim, you may file at the state level. Your Greenbelt employment law attorney can help you determine where to file. If you prevail, you may be able to seek reinstatement, back pay or other damages to compensate you. You may also have the option of suing your employer in court to pursue the remedies available to you.
At the Law Offices of Boniface K. Cobbina, P.C., we understand the sensitive nature of your claim and the devastating impact it can have on your life. We have a Greenbelt employment law attorney who can consult on and analyze your case to help you decide on your best legal option. Call 202-463-6900 to set up an appointment.