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Race Discrimination Cases in New Jersey

Fighting All Forms of Racism in the Workplace

Our legal team at Burnham Douglass Attorneys At Law believes that racial discrimination in the workplace is unacceptable. That is why we are dedicated to using our legal skills and extensive knowledge of the law to serve clients who want to take action for discriminatory treatment. Whether your co-workers or supervisor discriminates against you due to your race, gender, or religion, our attorneys will deploy our firm’s full resources to take legal action to fight racist policies and practices.

What is Considered Race Discrimination?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, race discrimination occurs when an applicant or employee is treated unfavorably because they are a certain race or have personal characteristics associated with race. This can include things like hair texture, skin color, and even certain facial features. It can also occur if a person is treated unfavorably because they are married to or associated with someone of a certain race or skin color. It is also important to note that race discrimination claims can still be filed if the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are the same race or skin color.

Know Your Rights in the Workplace

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on a person’s:

  • Race
  • Creed
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Nationality
  • Ancestry
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Marital/Civil Union Status
  • Religion
  • Domestic Partnership Status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Atypical Hereditary Cellular or Blood Trait
  • Genetic Information
  • Lability for Military Service
  • Mental or Physical Disability

Examples of Race Discrimination

Race discrimination at work can occur from more than just employment actions. Harassment, verbal or physical abuse, and intimidation based on your race are all examples of factors that can constitute a hostile work environment. Other examples of racially-motivated harassment include:

  • Racial Slurs
  • Racist Taunts
  • Receiving Threatening Emails or Notes
  • Physical Assault

Consult with Our Race Discrimination Attorneys

If you are tired of enduring a racist work environment, then please know that our legal team is here to help you uphold all of your rights under the law. We are familiar with the laws that are designed to protect workers from racial discrimination, and we will vigorously pursue all forms of compensation you are entitled to for lost wages, emotional distress, legal fees, and more.

To set up a free consultation with our legal team at Burnham Douglass Attorneys At Law, please give us a call today at (856) 512-1461.

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