The workplace is somewhere you should be able to be comfortable. You shouldn’t have to deal with mistreatment, especially if it is due to your race. Unfortunately, racial harassment in the workplace is a real thing and it is a problem that must be addressed immediately. At V. James DeSimone Law, our racial harassment attorneys represent clients throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. We know that this is a difficult situation, but we are here to help you get through it in a positive manner.
Racial harassment can arise from:
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It is important to note that any joke related to the race or ethnicity of a person is considered harassment under the law. Any comments or jokes either directed at an individual, or simply said out loud in the workplace, that refers to a person’s race or ethnicity can be grounds for a harassment charge.
At the end of the day, it is always best to err on the side of caution and avoid any jokes that are related to sex, race, nationality or age. Examples of how a joke or comment may be considered harassment may include the following:
If you have suffered an injustice in the workplace simply due to your race, it is important to reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible. You have rights that need to be protected. Our intake team will meet with you personally to discuss the specific circumstances of your matter, and also how we might be able to assist you. Our intake team takes the time needed and special care with each new potential client to determine if, and how we can help.
By taking legal action against your employer, you may be able to recover compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more. You can also work to prevent this from happening to other employees in the future. This can go a long way in changing how the employer operates.
When your rights are on the line, you can trust our firm to provide the hard-hitting advocacy you need and deserve. No employer should get away with allowing racial harassment to occur in their workplace. Our team has 30 years of experience in the field and we know the various ways to hold the employer or other employees accountable for racial harassment. You can trust that we put your best interests at the top of our priority list at all times.
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