Race Discrimination

Chicago Race Discrimination Lawyer

Have you been the victim of race discrimination?

For more than two decades, the Law Offices of Fern Trevino has represented countless employees in race discrimination and retaliation claims. The firm also represents employees who have suffered retaliation because they reported or opposed discrimination against their co-workers. . Federal and state laws and local ordinances prohibit employers from discriminating and retaliating against job applicants and employees on the basis of race. The firm is dedicated to protecting employee rights under federal, state and local laws.

If your employer is making decisions in any of the following areas on the basis of your race, seek legal counsel:

  • Hiring
  • Termination
  • Promotion
  • Demotion
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Job training
  • Job assignments

The firm also handles cases involving employers who have created or tolerated a hostile work environment on the basis of race. If you have been penalized by your employer for reporting discrimination or participating in a discrimination claim, the firm can advise you of your rights, recommend a course of action and advocate on your behalf.

The United States Supreme Court has defined race discrimination broadly to include identifiable classes of persons who are subjected to intentional discrimination solely because of their ancestry or ethnic characteristics. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin. Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits race discrimination in employment, and applies to discrimination against groups of any race, including African Americans, Latinos, Asians, Arabs, and Caucasians.

A Chicago Employment Attorney Can Offer Helpful Insight

While Title VII and Section 1981 overlap, there are some important differences. A The Law Offices of Fern Trevino can explain the differences between Title VII and § 1981, and can explain how these laws apply to your situation.

If race discrimination affected you or a loved one, contact an employment law attorney.

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