Although we would like to believe otherwise, recent news shows that, racism is still a large problem in our society. Fortunately, the race discrimination attorneys at The Spitz Law Firm are here to represent employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of race and color, in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and under Ohio R.C. § 4112.02.
Under these law, an employee cannot be denied equal employment opportunity because of that employee’s racial group or perceived racial group, race-linked characteristics (hair texture, color, facial features), or marriage to or association with someone of a particular race, ethnicity or color. Federal and Ohio race discrimination laws further prohibit employers from making decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits or the performance of certain racial or ethnic groups. These laws apply regardless of whether the discrimination is directed at African-Americans, Whites, Asians, Latinos, Arabs, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, multi-racial individuals, or persons of any other race, ethnicity or color.
There are generally two basic types of race, ethnicity and color discrimination claims: (1) disparate-treatment discrimination is when race is a motivating factor in how an employer treats individual employees; and (2) disparate-impact discrimination is when an employer’s purported neutral policy or practice has a significant negative impact at least one racial groups, and the policy or practice is either not job-related and consistent with a business necessity, or there is a less discriminatory alternative that the employer has refused to adopt it.
Although racial discrimination takes many forms, you should immediately call The Spitz Law Firm if you have encountered any of the following examples of racial discrimination or race based harassment:
Both Ohio and Federal law prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee that has engaged in protected activity, including opposing a practice the employee reasonably believes is made unlawful by one of the employment discrimination statutes or of filing a charge, testifying, assisting, or participating in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the statute. Thus, an employer cannot fire, demote, discipline or take other adverse actions against any employee from complaining about the infringement of their or any other employees’ rights to be free from racial discrimination.
If you feel like your employer has wrongfully discriminated against you or someone you know based on race, call The Spitz Law Firm for immediate help. Call the right attorney today at (216) 273-3742 for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL initial consultation.
Because we know that many clients are not able to afford the costs of litigation up front, we take on more cases on a contingency fee basis than most firms. Contingency fee agreements mean that the client need not pay any fee for legal services unless and until our employment attorneys recover money and/or results on your race discrimination claim.