Long Island Race Discrimination Lawyers
New York Race Discrimination Attorneys Serving Employees on Long Island
Everyone on Long Island should be able to apply for jobs and go to work without concerns about experience discrimination on the basis of race.
Yet racial discrimination can occur in hiring practices, promotion practices, and termination practices. When an employee believes they have been the subject of racial discrimination in the Long Island workplace, it is essential to find out more about filing a claim. Generally speaking, you may be able to file a claim under either federal or New York state law, but New York state law tends to provide broader protections to employees and to apply to more workplaces.
If you need advice about filing a race discrimination claim, you should seek advice from one of our experienced Long Island race discrimination lawyers today.
What is Race Discrimination on Long Island?
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), race discrimination includes treating someone unfavorably because he or she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race. The EEOC further explains that race discrimination and color discrimination are closely related, as color discrimination includes treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion. In some cases, race or color discrimination also involves unfavorable treatment of an employee or job applicant because that employee or applicant is married to, dating, or otherwise associated with a person of a certain race.
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Sometimes these “Jekyll and Hyde” switches occur because a superior learned something about a subordinate that then caused him or her to have a negative bias, like the employee was of a certain religion or sexual orientation. Sometimes the reason is more obvious, like a bias against people of a certain race, being male or female, a woman becoming pregnant or people with disabilities.
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