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Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed more than half a century ago, people continue to suffer emotional distress from intentional discriminatory actions. That is why our law firm is committed to using our extensive legal resources and collective experience to help clients of all backgrounds fight back against racial discrimination in the workplace.

We work tirelessly to defend and uphold the rights of our clients against powerful employers, public entities, and large corporations who can be held liable for acts of racial harassment & discrimination. With our talented legal professionals guiding you through each phase of the legal process, you can feel confident knowing that you won’t have to go through this situation alone.

What Is Considered Racial Discrimination?

Under Federal law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on their race in hiring, firing, discipline, distribution of benefits, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other condition of employment. These laws are designed to protect employees from racial discrimination and other forms of harassment.

The New York City Human Rights Law also prohibits workplace discrimination in housing based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, alienage, sexual orientation, or citizenship status. Race can include a person’s skin color, hair texture, or facial features. Racial discrimination can also include activities that are generally associated with or pursued by members of a certain race. Employment laws against race-based harassment are quite explicit in this regard. Illegal conduct of this kind can lead to stress, lost wages, and other forms of damages.

Common examples of workplace racial discrimination include:

  • Disparate Treatment: This occurs when one racial group is targeted or specifically treated unfairly.
  • Disparate Impact Race Discrimination: This occurs when an employer or company applies a policy or practice that has a higher impact on a specific racial group.
  • Direct Discrimination: This occurs when a person is treated less favorably than other people in the same situation due to their race.
  • Harassment: This occurs when a person is offended or humiliated through verbal, written, or physical means because of their race.

Retaliation: This occurs when a person is treated poorly after making a formal complaint about racial discrimination they have experienced.

What Should I Do If I Have Experienced Racial Discrimination?

If you have been discriminated against because of your race, then you should take the following steps:

  • Report the incident(s) and file a formal complaint against the entity.
  • Gather relevant documents for evidence.
  • Talk to any witnesses of the incident(s).
  • Consult with an experienced lawyer to discuss your options and determine if you have a valid claim under race discrimination laws.

Speak to Our Renowned Race Discrimination Lawyers Today

Whether you were racially discriminated against by your employer, a company you interviewed with, or a real estate agency helping you buy a property, Levine & Blit is here to provide diligent legal representation for your hostile work environment or race discrimination claims under the federal and state law. Our law firm has secured major victories and lucrative settlements in high-profile cases on behalf of preeminent individuals. Our winning track record has been covered by national news outlets and magazines, including the New York Post, Forbes, the New York Daily News, and the New York Times.

Our full-service law offices proudly offer client-centric services and tenacious legal advocacy. We are prepared to fight to protect your rights and help you succeed in any employment discrimination cases. Call (212) 967-3000 today to request a free consultation.

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