Did your employer treat you differently than a similarly situated employee because of your race? Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in any part of the employment process. An employer may not use race as a reason for paying an employee a lower salary for the same work, denying an employee a promotion or terminating an employee.
If you are involved in a race discrimination dispute with your employer, it is important to have experienced legal counsel. At The Spencer Firm, LLC, we represent private and public employees suffering employment discrimination in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our Rockville race discrimination attorney can review your claim and help you decide how to move forward. We provide negotiation, mediation and litigation in employment law cases.
Discrimination In The Workplace Is Illegal
People of any race, as well as multiracial individuals, can suffer race discrimination in the workplace. Employers may commit racial discrimination in their hiring, salary, disciplinary and firing practices.
You may also be a victim of racial discrimination if a boss's or co-worker's inappropriate behavior makes it difficult to do your job. Offensive jokes or materials, racial slurs or threats may make your workplace a hostile work environment if the harassment is so pervasive that it affects your ability to work.
As with all types of employment discrimination, it is critical to report race discrimination or harassment to your employer and follow the company's complaint procedure. You can then file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or other appropriate agency. We can advise you throughout the entire process.
Employers are not permitted to discipline or fire employees for reporting race discrimination suffered by themselves or co-workers. Please speak with our lawyer if you have been wrongfully terminated.
Contact A Montgomery County Employment Law Attorney
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