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Atlanta Racial Discrimination Attorney

Race Discrimination like other forms of discrimination or harassment is barred two federal laws, Title VII   and 42 USC §1981.These laws make it illegal for employers, including state and local governments to make employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s race.  Race discrimination can include: racial harassment, failure to hire or promote, creation of a racially hostile work environment, and/or termination due to race. It is unlawful to discriminate against any individual in regard to recruiting, hiring and promotion, transfer, work assignments, performance measurements, the work environment, job training, discipline and discharge, wages and benefits, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment  See the EEOC Race and Color Discrimination Manual

Race and Color Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees on the basis of race or color. An employer may not take your race or color into account when making employment decisions.

Employers may disguise their racially discriminatory practices under the guise of intelligence tests, dress codes, English language only requirements, criminal records, and other racial stereotypes. Racial discrimination can also include harassment in the form of racial jokes by coworkers.

Title VII protects individuals of ALL races, not just minorities. Title VII also protects employees who have been retaliated against for complaining about discrimination or participating in someone else’s discrimination case. Remedies for racial discrimination can include: front and back pay, reinstatement, compensatory damages, emotional distress, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees.

If you think you have been discriminated against because of your race or color, take immediate action as you only have 180 days to file from the last date of discrimination. Contact Our Employment Lawyers.

Harassment/Hostile Work Environment

Federal law prohibits offensive conduct, such as racial or ethnic slurs, racial "jokes," derogatory comments, or other verbal or physical conduct based on an individual’s race/color.  The conduct has to be unwelcome and offensive, and has to be severe or pervasive.  Employers are required to take appropriate steps to prevent and correct unlawful harassment.

Compensation and Other Employment Terms, Conditions, and Privileges

Federal Law prohibits discrimination in compensation and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.  Therefore, race or color discrimination may not be the basis for differences in pay or benefits, work assignments, performance evaluations, training, discipline or discharge, or any other area of employment.

Employees have a right to be free from retaliation for their oppositionto discrimination or their participation in an EEOC proceeding by filing a charge, testifying, assisting, or otherwise participating in an agency proceeding.

If you have been discriminated against on the basis of your race, contact J. Stephen Mixon, at Millar and Mixon, LLC today for a free initial consultation. 

This information included is not intended to serve as a substitute for consultation with an attorney. Specific legal issues, concerns and conditions always require the advice of appropriate legal professionals.

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