Targeted By Racial Harassment?
The goals of the civil rights movement carry on, unfulfilled in many workplaces. Sadly, racial harassment still exists on the job for many Americans. Even though much work has been done to fight it – and even though it’s illegal – employers and coworkers still continue to discriminate against people and harass them because of their race.
“What should I do?” Many people come to Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation, wondering what to do about racial harassment. Talking with an attorney is a good first step. If you have been affected in this way, talk with our attorneys about the racial harassment that has targeted you in your Los Angeles area work environment. Let us explain how to hold your employer accountable.
Consider Our Employment Law Firm’s Solid Track Record
At Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation, our lawyers stand up for employees who have experienced racial harassment in California workplaces. We have a history of success in these cases. Attorneys at our firm have won compensation for survivors of racial harassment, helping them win back their lives and their dignity while holding their employers accountable for the harm caused.
We have represented people who have seen racial graffiti – swastikas and racial curse words – written on the walls of their workplaces and people who have been teased and threatened by their colleagues with acts of violence. Some workers have even been mockingly threatened with “nooses” crafted by their coworkers to scare them.
These actions do not only hurt people’s feelings. They are also damaging to their careers. Racial discrimination is not right nor should it be tolerated. Employers have a responsibility to prevent harassment and to stop it when it occurs. At our Los Angeles law firm, we take these matters seriously and work hard to help the affected workers confront wrongdoing of this type.
What You Can Do Now
To build a strong case, it’s critical to document the racial harassment and discrimination that is happening to you. You can take the first steps even before your initial consultation with us by:
- Taking pictures of offensive racial items in your workplace, including graffiti on the wall.
- Saving racially inappropriate emails, letters or memos.
- Noting discriminatory policies, like shifts during which workers of only one race are allowed to work.
- Keeping a log of comments and other evidence of racial discrimination.
- Notifying your employer.
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. Your company may have an ombudsman or another designated person to notify in human resources (HR).
Our experienced employment law attorneys are prepared to advise you and guide you through this process. We will be available to help in case you experience retaliation.
Contact A Los Angeles Attorney For Guidance When Racial Discrimination Has Affected You At Work
If you are facing discrimination at work and believe that your civil rights have been 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.