New York Race Discrimination Lawyers
Our Highly-Esteemed Legal Representatives Will Stand in Your Corner
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.
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 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 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 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.
The New York City Human Rights Law also prohibits discrimination in housing based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, alienage, 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.
Common examples of race discrimination include:
- Disparate Treatment: This occurs when one racial group is targeted or specifically treated unfairly.
- Disparate Impact: 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.
Speak to Our Renowned Race Discrimination Attorneys 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, PLLC is here to provide diligent legal representation. 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 firm proudly offers client-centric services and tenacious legal advocacy. We are prepared to fight to protect your rights and help you succeed in your case. Call (646) 461-6838 today to request a consultation.