Race Discrimination Lawyers in Houston
Standing Strong Against Workplace Race Discrimination
Have you been the victim of workplace discrimination based on your race or national origin? This type of discrimination is a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That act gives you the right to take action against your employer. The Houston racial discrimination lawyers at Kennard Law, P.C., are ready to stand by your side.
For a consultation to discuss your case with a dedicated employee rights attorney, contact our firm today. We advise and represent employees throughout Texas.
What Actions Are Considered Racial Discrimination?
In the workplace, racial discrimination can take many forms. Some of the ways in which employers can engage in racial discrimination include:
- Treating a person unfairly based on their race
- Having a new workplace policy that disadvantages one particular race (such as now allowing certain hairstyles specific to an ethnic group)
- Using racial slurs or making stereotypical comments about a worker's race
- Not promoting someone because of their racial background
- Firing someone solely because of their race
- Putting racist symbols around the workplace
- Not hiring workers of a particular race
- Workers of one race receiving less compensation despite being equally qualified
Recognize Subtle Forms of Race Discrimination
Blatant racism in the workplace still exists. There are still employees who are the target of racial epithets from co-workers and supervisors, and these employees have the right to seek compensation for the mistreatment they have encountered. However, much of the race discrimination that occurs in the workplace today is more subtle.
For example, an employee may be given the most undesirable tasks for no other reason than his or her race. Similarly, an employee may receive more intense scrutiny and disciplinary action because of his or her race, ultimately leading to wrongful termination. Cases of employees being denied promotions or raises due to their race are also far too common.
Fighting Back Against National Origin Discrimination
Just because you or members of your family come from a country other than the United States does not give your employer or co-workers the right to discriminate against you. Federal law protects employees and job applicants from discrimination based on national origin.
This kind of discrimination is not acceptable, and if you have experienced it, do not hesitate to contact a skilled and knowledgeable employment law attorney.
Board-Certified In Labor & Employment Law
Led by a lawyer who is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, we are able to quickly spot the signs of race discrimination and national origin discrimination. Once we identify that it is happening, the next challenge is to simply gather the evidence to prove it. Our experience means our racial discrimination lawyers in Houston are skilled at this step and able to build a case designed to get you compensation.
We Can Help You Make Things Right
With offices in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Southern California, Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, and Washington D.C.
Call us at (855) 499-4514 to discuss a race discrimination claim with an experienced Texas attorney. Se habla español.
Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law
Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
When you hire us, you work directly with your lawyer, who will spend time learning about your situation and goals. Your case will not be passed off to a paralegal.
We Used to Represent Large Companies; Now We Represent You
Having represented Fortune 500 companies in the past, this places us in a unique position to provide valuable insight when representing workers.
Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Employees
We understand you have probably never faced a matter like this before. Our attorneys are dedicated to guiding and protecting you through this. You will always remain involved and informed as your case moves forward.
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For potential clients who would like to consult with us but are unable to come to our office, we are now offering phone and video consultations for your convenience.
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