Minnesota Race Discrimination Attorney

Race Discrimination

Employers are prohibited by US laws from discrimination practices against job applicants and employees based on their color, ethnicity, national origin, or race. Specifically, employment practices involving training, benefits, termination, pay, work assignments, promotions, and hiring may not be based on race.

Employers may not permit or encourage workplace harassment regarding a person’s race which can lead to a hostile work environment when it persists. Such circumstances, even if unintentional on the part of an employer can be found to be illegal. Examples of illegal employment practices based on race are:

  • An employee who receives less pay, is denied a promotion, criticized, laid off, or terminated due to racial factors by the employer.
  • An employee who is denied promotions or pay increases based on skills tests which typically produce lower scores for certain races.
  • An employee from a minority racial group does not receive advancement, training opportunities, or pay increases provided to others.
  • An employee who is subjected to racially-based jokes and harassing comments.
  • A job applicant who was passed over in favor of a candidate of a majority race, regardless of the minority applicant’s higher skills and qualifications.
  • An employee or job applicant who is the target of racial discrimination based on associations, family, or friends who belong to a racial minority.
  • An employee who has been denied employment based on a criminal conviction, and where the employer cannot demonstrate that its refusal is based on legitimate business requirements.

The federal Equal Empl9yment Opportunity Commission enforces federal anti-racial discrimination laws and documents incidents of employment discrimination based on race.

The law firm of Tarshish Cody PLC will aggressively protect the rights of our clients who have been victimized by racial discrimination in the workplace. Contact our attorneys to discuss the specifics of your case by scheduling a free initial consultation. Call Call 952-361-5556.

Unfortunately, recent studies indicate that race and color discrimination is on the rise in the workplace. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed an increasing number of charges for race/color based discrimination over the past several years: 26,740 charges in 2005 and 33,937 charges in 2008. Racial inequality persists in our country. According to the National Urban League’s “State of Black America 2009” report, between 2003 and 2007, the poverty rate and home ownership rate declined for Blacks but increased for Whites. Blacks are twice as likely to be unemployed compared with Whites.

Employees should be treated fairly regardless of their race and color. Nichols Kaster seeks to remedy past discrimination and prevent further inequities in the treatment of employees based upon their race or color.

We welcome your call today at 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free case evaluation form below) to help you through the legal issues of your Race Discrimination case.

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