Workplace Discrimination

New York Racial Discrimination Lawyers

When an employee is subjected to discrimination due to their race, it violates local, state, and federal laws.

Filippatos PLLC’s team of experienced race discrimination attorneys is ready to hear your case and find the justice you deserve.

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Race Discrimination Laws in New York

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on race.

It is illegal to deny any employee a position, promotion, or salary based on race, ethnicity, or national origin. Any company with at least 15 employees must abide by these laws.

The State of New York also protects employees from racist behaviors or comments in the workplace. The Filippatos PLLC team has extensive experience in litigation fighting race discrimination within both small and large companies.

Fighting Against Race Discrimination in the Workplace

Our NYC employment attorneys are committed to bringing cases that will stop race discrimination by employers, including wrongful terminations and whistleblower protections.

We understand that many employees do not fully know or understand the rights designed to protect them from race discrimination.

Even if you feel your case may be too challenging or insignificant, give us a call – we will educate you about the law and do our utmost to fight for you if you choose to pursue your case.

We will meet with you to discuss the circumstances, hear your story, and advise you on how to move forward.

Proving Racial Discrimination: Evidence in New York

In New York, you need evidence to prove race discrimination. While most companies understand workplace discrimination is illegal, many employers do not follow suit.

Employers must take the necessary steps to address race discrimination and harassment in the workplace by colleagues or coworkers.

It is essential to document all types of racial prejudice you may experience in the workplace, including patterns of company discrimination that affect other employees.

This evidence can include statistics of racial bias in the company or proof that management regularly allows offensive racial comments in the workplace. We will help you determine the best evidence to present for your specific case.

How to File a Racial Discrimination Complaint

If you believe you have been discriminated against in the workplace due to race, you have the right to pursue legal action.

You should consider filing a written complaint with your supervisor or human resources department and keeping a copy for your records. Document each incident thoroughly, noting the time, date, place, and any witnesses.

You may also choose to file a race discrimination claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It is always best to obtain effective legal representation prior to filing a complaint with an administrative agency.

Race discrimination claims should be filed within 180 days of the illegal action, although this deadline may be extended to 300 days in some cases. Additionally, you may file a local claim with the New York State Division of Human Rights or the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

Understanding Your Retaliation Rights

You should always speak up about discrimination or harassment in your workplace. Once you file a formal complaint, you enjoy additional legal protections against retaliation. Remember, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against you for filing a race discrimination claim, which means they cannot take adverse actions, such as termination, demotion, harassment, or any other punitive measures, against you.

Damages for a Racial Lawsuit

If you have been a victim of race discrimination in the workplace, you may be entitled to back pay, attorneys’ fees and costs, compensation for lost wages and benefits, emotional distress and punitive damages. A race discrimination lawyer in New York can help you get the compensation and safety you are entitled to.

Filippatos PLLC is Dedicated to Protecting You Against Race Discrimination

Please do not hesitate to contact us or call 888-9-JOBLAW if you believe you have been discriminated against at work due to your race. At Filippatos PLLC, we believe all individuals—from factory workers to boardroom executives—are entitled to fair pay and a workplace free from discrimination and harassment.

Our team of experienced race discrimination lawyers in New York City will fight hard to secure you the dignity, respect, and justice you deserve. We practice in New York, including the Greater Tri-State area of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida.