A person’s Race or Ethnicity is a characteristic that they can neither choose nor change. Our firm’s attorneys have worked extensively to defend the rights of Racial and Ethnic minorities. Our firm’s founder, Rob Hennig, was a board member for the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and all of our associates have worked extensively representing the interests of racial and ethnic minorities in both a nonprofit and professional setting.
Race is a combination of a person’s ancestry, skin color, and physical characteristics. Racial harassment and discrimination can be experienced by a person of any racial group who is treated differently and unfavorably because of their characteristics.
Ethnicity primarily has to do with a person’s ancestry, including linguistic group, religion, and traditions. Ethnic harassment and discrimination can be experienced by a person of any ethnic group who is treated differently and unfavorably because of their ethnicity.
Racial and Ethnic Harassment or Discrimination can occur whether a person is actually a member of a racial or ethnic group, or whether they are simply believed to be a member of such a group.
Race and Ethnicity Harassment
Racial and Ethnicity Harassment, like other forms of Harassment, generally occurs when an employer creates or knowingly allows the existence of a hostile, offensive, abusive, or intimidating work environment to exist which negatively affects an employee’s ability to perform their work. In the case of Racial or Ethnic Harassment, this negative treatment is because of the employee’s Race of Ethnicity – whether it is because the employee is African American, Latino, Caucasian, Asian, or any other racial or ethnic group.
Race and Ethnicity Discrimination
Racial and Ethnicity Discrimination takes a variety of forms, but generally involves an employee being subjected to negative treatment in the workplace because of their Race of Ethnicity. This treatment ranges from disciplinary action, negative performance reviews, denial of training, denial of promotions, denial of raises, and termination.
Our firm has represented numerous clients who have been the victims of workplace Racial or Ethnic Harassment and Discrimination. If you believe that you are or have been subjected to Racial or Ethnic Harassment or Discrimination, you should document the Harassment or Discrimination and follow your employer’s internal policies or procedures for making a complaint. A record of Harassing or Discriminatory treatment and documentation of complaints is key evidence in any claim for Harassment or Discrimination. If you believe that you may have been subjected to Racial or Ethnic Harassment or Discrimination, you should contact our offices for a free consultation.
Our offices generally represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is generally no fee for representation unless we obtain money for our clients.