Race Discrimination

Why Should I Hire Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. as My Employment Lawyers

Many lawyers claim to have employment law experience. Also, many lawyers try to have it both ways and represent employers and employees. Our focus is on the employees.

Our employment lawyers regularly represent clients at the Department of Labor, EEOC and New Hampshire Human Rights Commission as well as try cases to juries in Superior Court. Please contact us for an immediate, free consultation at 1-800-240-1988 or complete our contact form online.

What Is Race Discrimination?

It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training or any other term, condition or privilege of employment. Employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, trades, or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups is also prohibited.

I Am Being Harassed At Work Based On My Race. Is That Illegal?

Harassment on the basis of race and/or color can violate state and federal anti-discrimination statutes. Ethnic slurs, racial “jokes,” offensive or derogatory comments, or other verbal or physical conduct based on an individual’s race/color constitutes unlawful harassment if the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment, or interferes with the individual’s work performance.

Is An Employer Allowed To Segregate Minority Employees From The Other Employees?

Anti-discrimination statutes prohibits minority employees from being segregated by physically isolating them from other employees or from customer contact. It may also be illegal to exclude minorities from certain positions or to group or categorize employees or jobs so that certain jobs are generally held by minorities.

What Protections Do I Have if I File a Discrimination Charge?

It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way an investigation, proceeding or litigation for unlawful discrimination.

What If My Employer Retaliates Against Me For Filing A Complaint?

It is unlawful to retaliate against a person for imposing employment practices that discriminate based on sex or filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding or litigation under state or federal sexual harassment laws.

Do I Need to Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Yes. Employers and their insurance companies have experienced lawyers on their side. Because of the different laws protecting employees’ rights, it is important to have an experienced employment lawyer represent you. Having a skilled and experienced lawyer representing you will level the playing field against your former employer. Many victims of illegal employment make the mistake of not consulting with an experienced employment lawyer. An employment lawyer can explain your rights, whether you have an employment case, and if so, what damages you may be entitled to receive under the law.

How Will My Employment Lawyer Get Paid?

Like most employment law cases, National Origin discrimination cases are typically handled on a contingency fee arrangement. This means that an attorney does not get paid until you recover damages in your case.

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