Esteemed Race And National Origin Discrimination Lawyer Protecting The Rights Of St. Petersburg Clients
No matter what you look like or where you and your family come from, you deserve to be treated fairly in the workplace, period. It is expressly illegal for your employer to discriminate against you because of your race or national origin or allow your co-workers to engage in harassing or discriminatory behavior toward you. If you have been harassed, abused, degraded, passed over for promotions or benefits, or wrongfully terminated because of your race or national origin, attorney Craig Berman can help.
Your Employment Rights
According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you for your race, skin color or national origin. That being said, discrimination can manifest in many ways, both overt and subtle. Your employer cannot do any of the following things based solely on your race or national origin:
- Refuse to hire or promote you
- Give you different work duties than employees with the same or similar jobs
- Pay you less for equal work
- Deny you benefits or leave offered to employees with the same or similar jobs
- Exclude you from team activities, continued learning events or classes, etc.
- Make racist remarks, comments, gestures, jokes, etc.
- Terminate you
If your employer has engaged in any of the above actions or allowed others at the company to do so, they have broken state and federal employment laws. If you have reported the inappropriate behavior to your supervisor, boss, human resources department or other responsible party and nothing has been done, it’s time to contact attorney Berman. He can help you report the violation to the correct officials or agencies and guide you through any process they may have for resolution. If that is insufficient, he can help you begin a lawsuit against your employer in order to secure the compensation you are owed as a result of this indignity. No matter what your situation is, you are not alone.
Berman Law Firm, P.A., provides principled legal counsel to clients throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough counties who are dealing with workplace national origin discrimination issues. Contact the St. Petersburg office today at 727-547-3316 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced employment law attorney.