Race Discrimination

Sadly, race discrimination in the workplace is a common hurdle faced by Texas employees. However, the law clearly prohibits employment discrimination in the workplace based on race. If you are the victim of race discrimination in the workplace, contact a Texas employment lawyer today. Our employment law firm can represent you in a claim for race discrimination against your employer.

There are often very short time frames to file a claim of race discrimination against your employer. You may waive your right to bring claims of race discrimination if you miss these short deadlines. Generally, a charge of discrimination must be filed with the EEOC within 300 days to preserve federal rights and 180 days to preserve Texas rights. Our Texas employment lawyers can represent you through the EEOC process and in litigation. Contact Dallas employment law firm today if you have been the victim of race discrimination in the workplace.

Race Discrimination in the Workplace and the At-Will Employment Doctrine

Texas follows the at-will employment doctrine. At-will employment means that an employer can discipline, demote, or terminate an employee for almost any reason. However, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Texas Labor Code prohibit an employer from discriminating against employees based on race. Thus, you may have a claim for race discrimination in the workplace if you employer treats you differently than employees of other races. Contact a Texas employment lawyer today if you are the victim of race discrimination in the workplace.

Examples of Race Discrimination in the Workpalce

Race discrimination in the workplace can take numerous forms. The following scenarios are examples of workplace race discrimination:

  • Promoting Caucasian employees with far less experience over African-American employees with more experience;
  • Assigning favorable job duties to Hispanic employees over employees of other races;
  • Offering training and developmental opportunities only to African-American employees;
  • Paying employees of one race more than employees of other races; and
  • Countless other forms of treatment based on the race of an employee.

It can often be difficult to isolate or prove that your employer is discriminating against you because of your race. However, workplace discrimination can be proved by identifying patterns of treatment based on race. Our Texas employment law firm can assist you in identifying and proving race discrimination. Contact a Texas employment lawyer today if you are the victim of race discrimination in the workplace.

Race Discrimination in the Workplace

The Texas Labor Code and Title VII both prohibit employers from discriminating against employees in hiring, firing, pay, promotions, suspensions, training, and any other term or condition of employment. Harassment based on race includes racial slurs, offensive comments, or jokes based on race. Additionally, the law also prohibits the use of racially charged symbols or comics in the workplace. A racially neutral employment policy may also violate the law if it has a negative impact on the employment of one race other that of other races. Contact our Texas employment lawyers today if you have a claim for discrimination in the workplace.

What about Retaliation in the Workplace?

Both federal and state laws prohibit an employer from retaliating against an employee who opposes or complains about race discrimination in the workplace. Retaliation can take many forms. For example, workplace retaliation can affect promotions, transfers, raises, performance reviews, and any other aspect of employment. Our Dallas employment law firm will make sure that you make the appropriate complaints so that you receive protection under the law.

Contact a Texas Employment Lawyer Today

Contact our Dallas employment law firm immediately if you have suffered from discrimination or retaliation in the workplace.

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