Race Discrimination Lawyers in Burbank
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My spouse is a minority and as soon as my manager found out, he started to cut my hours and began to treat me differently. Do I have any rights?
Generally speaking, yes. The protection against race discrimination also extends to you because of your “association” with a protected class (i.e., your spouse). If your supervisor began to treat you poorly and cut your hours, thus affecting your pay, you may have a race discrimination, retaliation or harassment claim. Contact our employment law attorneys in Burbank to discuss your case during a complimentary case evaluation.
I am a Caucasian person working with mostly minority people and I feel like I am being discriminated against because of my race. Do I have any rights?
Yes. If your employer has 5 or more employees, it is subject to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act which prohibits race discrimination. In your particular situation, regardless of your race, even if you are Caucasian, if you are a minority in your workplace and your employer is taking “adverse employment actions” against you because of your race, you may have a claim for race discrimination amongst other things.
There are only 3 other employees working for my company, can I sue my employer for Race Discrimination?
Unfortunately, to be a “covered employer” in California under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, your employer must have 5 or more employees. However, if you were terminated as a result of your race, you may have a public policy wrongful termination claim.
My new manager created an English-only policy and wrote me and my co-workers up for speaking Spanish with each other. Do I have any rights?
Yes. Unless your employer can show that only speaking English is a “business necessity,” such a policy may constitute discrimination based on national origin because non-English speakers cannot enjoy the privilege of conversing on the job if the conversation is limited to a language they cannot speak. Request a complimentary case evaluation with the Akopyan Law Firm to discuss your unique case.
I feel like my manager is discriminating against me because of my race – can I sue my supervisor for race discrimination?
The FEHA only authorizes race discrimination lawsuits against your employer and not the individual managers or co-workers. However, it is possible that you may have a claim against your manager for harassment based on your race.
Call the Akopyan Law Firm at (818) 509-9975 today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our legal professionals.
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