Race Discrimination

Eliminate Race Discrimination in Your Workplace

There are many laws that have been enacted to help root out race discrimination in the workplace, both on the federal level (42 USC § 1981, Title VII) and under Massachusetts law (G.L. c. 151B; Mass. Equal Rights Act).

Race discrimination can take many forms. From job interviews using discriminatory criteria to firings explicitly because of an employee's race, race discrimination can occur at any time during the employment relationship. In most cases, race discrimination is subtle. But in every case, to comprise unlawful discrimination, whatever differential treatment or discriminatory action is taken by the employer must result in some tangible harm to the employee. Such injuries commonly take the form of pay discrepancies (base, commissions or bonuses), but can also include unfair performance reviews or discipline and even wrongful termination.

If you believe that you have been a victim of race discrimination, you should know that the statutes of limitation for the above laws can be very short. We can help you determine whether or not your employer's actions constitute unlawful race discrimination, and assist you in moving forward. Since the firm's inception we have aggressively fought workplace discrimination. Together we can fight to ensure that your rights are protected. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.