Racism is not dead. Far from it. Racial discrimination remains one of the most common forms of employment discrimination, and many times it is mixed with bigotry against the person's ethnicity, language, ancestry, national origin or religious practices.
Race discrimination in employment actions is illegal, whether on the part of executives and supervisors or discriminatory behavior by co-workers that is condoned by the employer. The employment litigation firm of Costello & Mains, LLC, will pursue your legal recourse if you were treated differently because of your race or color.
Our Mount Laurel employment law attorneys bring more than 20 years of experience to your case. We have successfully represented workers in South Jersey and across the state of New Jersey in hiring discrimination and workplace discrimination lawsuits involving racial bias. Contact us today for a confidential consultation.
Racial Discrimination Lawyers In Burlington County
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Race discrimination can be overt (public comments about people of other races or countries) or obvious (no persons of color employed by a large company). In many cases, the pattern of discrimination is more subtle: African-American candidates are duly interviewed but never hired; all the managers are white even though half the workforce is not; Asian employees are not invited to meetings or events.
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, as well as the federal Civil Rights Act, specifically prohibits race or color discrimination and racial harassment in any facet of employment:
- Hiring practices
- Pay and perks
- Work assignments
- Rules and disciplinary action
- Layoffs and termination
Standing Up To Racial Bias In Your New Jersey Workplace
There may not be "smoking gun" evidence, but your own observations do hold a lot of weight. We can show you how to document the pattern of race discrimination and management's response if you raise the issue. If your case has merit, you may be entitled to monetary damages or other relief such as promotion, reinstatement to your job or a change in company policy.
Costello & Mains advocates for workers of any race, color or country of origin. Contact us today for a confidential consultation with our New Jersey race discrimination lawyers.