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Race Discrimination Lawyer

Proudly Serving California Workers Wrongfully Terminated

An employer in California cannot refuse to hire someone because of the individual’s race or ethnicity. Employment discrimination because of a person’s race is a violation of California state and federal law.

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), it is illegal for an employer with 5 or more employees to discriminate against an individual based on race.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also protects applicants and employees from employment discrimination based on race.

The FEHA also prohibits harassment based on race or color against an

• employee,
• applicant,
• contractor, or even an
• unpaid volunteer

Harassment is illegal in all workplaces, no matter the number of employees.

What Is Race Discrimination In The Employment Setting?

Race discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee differently on the basis of the employee’s race or the employee’s association with a person of a particular race, i.e. the employee’s spouse.

How Do I Prove I Was Discriminated Against Based On My Race?

A race discrimination claim is proved through direct or circumstantial evidence of discrimination. Direct evidence may include derogatory or racist remarks about the employee’s race. Circumstantial evidence may include replacement by an employee of a different race, failure to follow policies applicable to the employee, false or illogical reasons for the employee’s termination, or evidence the employer discriminated against other employees of the same race.

What Are You Entitled To Recover In A Race Discrimination Case?

• All lost wages, income, earnings or salary you lost, and will lose in the future, as the result of the discriminatory conduct
• Monetary compensation for your past and future mental suffering, inconvenience, anxiety, humiliation, and emotional distress
• Punitive damages to deter your employer from engaging in similar conduct in the future

Contact Tous Law, today if you have been the victim of race discrimination. Call: 714-766-0264

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Huntington Beach, California 92649

Office: 714-377-1068

Fax: 714-464-4470

Email: gbeilfuss@touslaw.com

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