How To Identify and Prove Race Discrimination in the Workplace
Race discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee differently because of that employee’s race or ethnicity.
Race discrimination can be proven via direct evidence, such as derogatory or racist remarks about the employee’s race. Circumstantial evidence may include replacement by an employee of a different race, failure to follow policies applicable to the employee, false or illogical reasons for the employee’s termination, or evidence the employer discriminated against other employees of the same race.
What Can I Recover In A Race Discrimination Case?
An employee that brings a race discrimination claim is entitled to recover all lost wages and earnings incurred because of the discriminatory conduct. This includes both past earnings and those that will be lost in the future. An employee is also entitled to monetary compensation for mental suffering, anxiety, humiliation, and emotional distress, as well as possible punitive damages to deter the employer from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
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If you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of race or ethnicity, reach out to FEL today for a free consultation at (619) 306-1454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.