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Race Discrimination Lawyers

Race Discrimination cases are complex. Employers who engage in race discrimination often attempt to mask their illegal conduct by falsely claiming legitimate reasons for race based employment decisions. Once an employee asserts a race discrimination claim, many employers have the recourses to hire large corporate law firms to defend their actions. Carroll Law Firm, SC focuses its entire legal practice on representing employees, professionals and executives. Loyalties will never be divided because the firm does not represent employers.

Attorney Douglas J. Carroll, Jr., the founder and managing attorney at Carroll Law Firm, SC has the knowledge and experience to peel back the layers of management-speak and get at the truth. He has the skill and tenacity to effectively fight for justice regardless of the size and recourses of the employer or the law firm they hire.

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Milwaukee Race Discrimination Attorney

Milwaukee Race Discrimination Lawyer

Milwaukee Race Discrimination Attornies

Racial Discrimination & Color Discrimination Are Illegal

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act outlaw race based discrimination in employment. The Federal laws apply to employers with 15 or more employees and provide for greater monetary recovery for affected employees. The Wisconsin Fair Employment act applies to employers with one or more employee and provides a "make whole remedy".

What is Race Discrimination

Race discrimination involves treating an employee or applicant for employment differently because of the individual's race or the individual's association (including marriage) to a person of a particular race.

Obviously, race discrimination includes basing employment decisions on stereotypes of related to a person's race. Race discrimination also includes treating an employee or applicant differently or unfavorably because of personal characteristics associated with their race such as hair texture or certain facial features despite the fact that not all people of that race share the same characteristics.

Employees are also protected from employment discrimination because of their connection to an organization that is generally associated with people of certain race. Although it fights for social justice for all Americans, the NAACP would be an example.

The laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race in all of the terms, conditions and privileges of employment including hiring, discharge, promotion, compensation, discipline, layoffs, job assignments, benefits and training.

What is Color Discrimination

Color discrimination is closely related to Race discrimination and involves treating an employee or applicant for employment differently because of the color, shade or tone of their skin. The laws do not directly define color but courts have given it its commonly understood meaning - pigmentation, complexion, or skin shade or tone.

The laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of color in all of the terms, conditions and privileges of employment including hiring, discharge, promotion, compensation, discipline, layoffs, job assignments, benefits and training.

Who is protected by Anti-Race/Color Discrimination Laws.

All races including multiracial employees are protected from employment discrimination under the law. Further, under the law, the perpetrator of race discrimination may be perpetrators of the same or different race than the victim. The issue is whether race is the motivating factor behind an employment decision.

Race Based Harassment

The laws also prohibit workplace harassment because of a person's race or color. Race based harassment includes racial slurs, offensive or derogatory comments about a person's race or color, or the display of racially-offensive images. Harassment becomes illegal when it is severe or pervasive enough to create a hostile working environment.

How Do I recognize Race Discrimination?

Race discrimination may take the form of differential treatment. Often times there are signs that racial discrimination is afoot before an adverse employment action is taken against an employee because of his or her race. A Caucasian supervisor may enforce work rules differently or be more critical of African American employees than their Caucasian counterparts. When it comes to an adverse employment action, if similarly situated employees of one race may engage in conduct without discipline and an employee of another race is disciplined, suspended or discharged for the very same conduct, race discrimination may be an issue.

Be Vigilant for Retaliation

At Carroll Law Firm. SC, we believe it is always best practice to contact us immediately if you believe you are the victim of race discrimination in employment because knowing your employment rights is critical to protecting yourself and your career.

However, if you choose to complain about race discrimination or report discriminatory treatment before contacting an attorney, be vigilant for retaliation. Your employer may not retaliate against you for reporting, opposing or complaining about race discrimination in the workplace. Retaliation can include but is not limited to enforcing rules more strictly, judging performance more critically and altering terms, conditions or privileges of employment such as working hours, wages, work assignments, etc.

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Milwaukee Race Discrimination Lawyer

If you believe you are the victim of race discrimination in the workplace contact Carroll Law Firm, SC, a Milwaukee Race Discrimination Law Firm that will work tirelessly to advocate for your employee rights. When you contact us either through our website or by telephone you will speak directly to an attorney. In our first communication we provide a free initial assessment of your case and in most cases you will be invited to come to our office for a more detailed consultation. We will listen to you and elicit important facts so that we may conduct a meticulous evaluation of your situation. You will get sound, straightforward legal advice about your rights, a considered evaluation of your entire situation, an explanation of your options for legal representation beyond the initial conference and we will begin to develop a comprehensive legal strategy tailored to accomplishing your goals and obtaining results for you.

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