When you are treated less favorably than similarly qualkified employees on the basis of your race or national origin, there is racial discrimination. The discrimination frequently manifests in terms of less pay for the same work, being passed over for promotions, being told you have less chance of advancing or being promoted, or even given less favorable assignments.
Both state and Federal civil rights laws protect individuals against racial discrimination. In the work environment, it is illegal to discriminate many aspects of employment, including:
- Job termination
- Job advertisements
- Training and apprenticeship programs
- Transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall
- Compensation, assignment, or classification of employees
- Pay, retirement plans, and disability leave
- Fringe benefits
- Use of company facilities
- Other terms and conditions of employment
Racial discrimination extends beyond the workplace to consumers as well, who may be treated less favorably because of their race or national origin. At Johnson & Monteleone, LLP we welcome the opportunity to discuss and evaluate your racial discrimination concerns through a free consultation. Please call our office at (208) 331-2100 to arrange an appointment.