Sadly, racial harassment still exists in American workplaces. Even though much work has been done to fight it — even though it's illegal — employers and coworkers still continue to discriminate against people or harass them because of their race.
At Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation, our lawyers stand up for employees who have experienced racial harassment in California workplaces. We have handled a range of cases, from people who have seen racial graffiti — swastikas and racial curse words — written on the walls of their workplaces, to people who have been teased and threatened by their colleagues with acts of violence. Some workers have even been threatened with "nooses" crafted by their coworkers to scare them.
It's not right. It should never be tolerated. And, at our Los Angeles law firm, we take these matters seriously.
What should I do? Many people come to our firm wondering what to do about racial harassment. Talking with an attorney is a good first step. If you have been the victim of racial harassment, talk with our Los Angeles racial harassment attorneys as soon as possible. We can help you take effective action by holding your employer accountable.
We have a history of success in these cases. Attorneys at our firm have won compensation for the victims of racial harassment, helping them win back their lives and their dignity while holding their employers accountable for the harm caused.
Notifying your employer is also important. We can help — guiding you through the process and being there for you in case you experience retaliation. Notification is best done in writing. If it's your coworkers doing the harassing, go to your boss. If it's your boss doing the harassing, go to his or her boss.
To help us build a strong case, it's critical to document the racial harassment and discrimination that is happening to you:
- Take pictures of offensive racial items in your workplace, including graffiti on the wall
- Save racially inappropriate e-mails, letters or memos
- Note discriminatory policies, like shifts during which only one race is allowed to work
Contact a Los Angeles Race Discrimination Attorney
If you are facing discrimination at work, if you believe that your civil rights were violated, take action. Contact the lawyers at Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation. We are available at 310-551-3020 or you can contact us online.