One of the more common types of discrimination, race discrimination almost never is blatant. In the 21st century, it is rare for an employer to openly discriminate against an employee because of his or her race. But that does not mean that race discrimination does not happen.
Did your employer, boss, supervisor or manager fire you and hire someone of a different race in your position? Did your employer make racially-charged comments at any time prior to the adverse employment action? Did your employer fire you because of an incident, but not fire someone of a different race for the same incident? Have you been harassed by others at your job because of your race?
Pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may not take an adverse employment action against an employee because of the employee's race or color.
Unlawful Practices Under Title VII
Title VII states:
"It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer -
(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; or
(2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin."
If you believe that your employer may have discriminated against you because of your race, please contact a race/color discrimination lawyer at Weiner & Sand LLC to discuss your rights.