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AZADIAN LAW GROUP, PC REGULARLY REPRESENTS CLIENTS THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES WHO ARE THE VICTIMS OF RACE DISCRIMINATION AT WORK.
Even in today’s “modern workplace” where diversity should be celebrated, race discrimination still regularly occurs to employees. We understand how being discriminated or harassed at work due to your race is a degrading, humiliating, and offensive experience for employees. Employers often refuse to take adequate measures to protect employees from race discrimination by supervisors and co-workers. Employees who are brave enough to complain about being treated differently due to their race or discrimination are often the target of retaliation and discrimination due to their complaints. Race discrimination can be based on stereotypes held by employers or supervisors as well as their desire to promote employees who they feel are more similar to themselves. The award winning employment lawyers at Azadian Law Group, PC fight employers aggressively to make sure they secure the maximum recovery for employees who have been discriminated against at work.
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of race, color, and national origin (in addition to other protected categories). It is illegal to treat an applicant or employee unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). In addition to race discrimination, color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color. National origin discrimination involves treating applicants or employees unfavorably because they are from a particular country or part of the world, because of ethnicity or accent, or because they appear to be of a certain ethnic background (even if they are not). Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are the same race, color, or national origin.
It is also illegal for an employer to discriminate with respect to hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, based upon an individual’s citizenship or immigration status. The law prohibits employers from hiring only U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents unless required to do so by law, regulation or government contract. Employers may not refuse to accept lawful documentation that establishes the employment eligibility of an employee, or demand additional documentation beyond what is legally required, when verifying employment eligibility (i.e., completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9), based on the employee’s national origin or citizenship status.
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