Kansas City Race Discrimination Attorneys
Missouri and federal laws prohibit employers from either conducting or allowing race discrimination in the workplace. In fact, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for any employer to discriminate based on race in regards to terms or conditions of employment. This includes the use of any stereotypes or false assumptions. More importantly, however, is the injustice and the extreme harm that results from race discrimination, and our Kansas City race discrimination attorneys are unwavering in their pursuit to help Missourians live and work in a discrimination-free environment.
If you suspect that an employment decision was based on your race, or if you know that you’ve been the victim of racial discrimination in the workplace, you need to call our discrimination attorneys immediately. We guarantee utmost confidentiality and the initial consultation is always free. You can call our Kansas City office by dialing (816) 221-3999 or you can contact us online. In the meantime, however, you can learn more about racial discrimination below.
Identifying Racial Discrimination
Racial discrimination can be either subtle or apparent; however, in today’s workplace environment, many employers and other individuals are keen at hiding their racially based motivations. In some cases, it might be unclear whether or not you’re being harassed. By looking at the law, it may be possible to identify the discrimination. After identification, it becomes easier to pursue a lawsuit and hold the responsible party(s) accountable for their actions.
In general, it is important to remember that, according to state and federal law, discrimination can occur in all aspects of employment, including but not limited to hiring, termination, promotions, job training, compensation, and any other terms, conditions, or privileges. Some examples of discrimination can include:
- Prejudice and bias, including hostile or negative feelings held toward a person or group. For example, an employer refuses to hire or promote individuals of a specific race.
- Stereotyping, including stereotypes on behavior or looks. For example, making racist comments in the workplace or not allowing an employee to meet with clients because the employee is a certain race.
- Racial profiling, including any action taken for reasons of safety, security or protection that rely on stereotypes about race rather than on reasonable suspicion.
Furthermore, race discrimination also involves disparate treatment (treating an employee differently) and disparate impact (creating policies that affect one group more than another). Additionally, if there is a hostile work environment due to the presence of racial slurs, racist jokes, derogatory comments, and other offensive behaviors, then workplace race discrimination is occurring.
Contact Popham Law Today to Stop Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
It’s the 21st century, and racial discrimination still, unfortunately, occurs in Missouri workplaces. If you’ve been a victim of race discrimination, it is important to come forward. Finding employers accountable in Missouri and/or federal courts may just help prevent future discrimination.
We at Popham Law are passionate about helping Missourians and others work and live in a discrimination-free environment, and we will employ the highest standards of diligence and professionalism to make sure that your case is heard in Missouri courts.
For a free, confidential consultation with our race discrimination lawyers, call our Kansas City law office today at (816) 221-2288 or toll-free at (844) 243-2288.