San Diego Racial Discrimination Attorney
The ability to earn a living and support your family is a fundamental right in this state and country. Unfortunately, certain groups of people have been treated less favorably than others. For these reasons, a number of laws have been passed to protect the rights of people in marginalized communities, including anti-discrimination laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The race discrimination lawyers at Coyle Browne Law, PLC remain committed to vigorously protecting the rights of all workers. We welcome you to contact us for a confidential case review if you believe you were discriminated against because of your race.
Applicants and employees are protected by a variety of local, state, and federal laws, including the Civil Rights Act and the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA). The state law prohibits discrimination against job applicants and employees due to a protected category, which includes race. It applies to employers of five or more employees. Discrimination applies to all business practices, including:
It is also against the law to retaliate against an employee for asserting their rights under the law, even if the underlying claim is ultimately determined to be unfounded.
Additionally, state law prohibits harassment based on a protected class, which includes race, regardless of how many employees work at the business. Additionally, the law applies to employees but also extends to applicants, interns, contractors, and volunteers
If you are considering bringing a claim against your employer, you likely want to know what you may stand to gain. First, you may be able to receive equitable remedies, such as reinstatement to your job. Additionally, you may be able to receive money damages for measurable losses you suffered, such as:
You can also ask the court to reimburse you for your attorney’s fees and court costs.
You may also be able to recover compensation for pain, suffering, emotional distress, and other non-economic damages.
Employment discrimination cases are often difficult to prove. Many cases involve microaggressions or subtle treatment, as opposed to overt signs of discrimination. This is why it is critical to the potential success of your claim to bring in an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible in the process. We can look for signs of discrimination and work to preserve compelling evidence of factors that may indicate discrimination, such as:
If your rights have been violated, reach out to the team at Coyle Browne Law, PLC for help. We have the skills and resources necessary to help take a stand on your behalf. Call us today to schedule a confidential case review.
Free consultation by a lawyer. If we can take your case, there are no up front costs or fees.
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