WHAT IS RACE DISCRIMINATION in the employment setting?
Race discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee differently on the basis of the employee's race or the employee's association with a person of a particular race, i.e. the employee's spouse.
how do i prove i was discriminated against based on my race?
A race discrimination claim is proved through direct or circumstantial evidence of discrimination. Direct evidence may include derogatory or racist remarks about the employee’s race. Circumstantial evidence may include replacement by an employee of a different race, failure to follow policies applicable to the employee, false or illogical reasons for the employee’s termination, or evidence the employer discriminated against other employees of the same race.
WHAT ARE YOU ENTITLED TO RECOVER IN A Race DISCRIMINATION CASE?
- All lost wages, income, earnings or salary you lost, and will lose in the future, as the result of the discriminatory conduct
- Monetary compensation for your past and future mental suffering, inconvenience, anxiety, humiliation, and emotional distress
- Punitive damages to deter your employer from engaging in similar conduct in the future
Brock & Gonzales, LLP specializes in race discrimination cases. If you feel you have been discriminated against on account of your race, contact us to set up a free consultation