Discrimination or the unfair and prejudicial treatment of a person, based on that person’s race is illegal in our country. Unfortunately, discrimination still exists throughout our society, including in the workplace, where federal law prohibits employment decisions (including hiring, firing, benefits, pay, promotions, training, and opportunities) on the basis of race. In fact, the laws prohibit any different treatment of individuals because of their race, color or ethnicity.
Some examples of different or discriminatory treatment include:
- Being turned down for a position for which you are perfectly qualified because the company and/or its clients are not comfortable dealing with people of your race (be it African-American, Asian, Latino, Middle-Eastern, or any other ethnicity).
- Being passed over for promotion when less-qualified people of another race receive the promotion
- Being paid less money for the same work as a person of another race received higher pay for.
- Company lay-offs that target certain ethnic groups over others and are not based on strict seniority or other qualifications
- Being denied opportunities such as training, leads, or prime territories when you are qualified or next in line; and less qualified or less senior employees of different races are offered these opportunities
- Your job duties have expanded, but you have not been awarded the title or pay scale that should accompany your duties
- You are subject to harassment, isolation, exclusion, pranks or other different treatment based on your race
- You are subject to ethnic slurs, offensive jokes, or other offensive behavior directed at you or your race
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Frequently Asked Employment Discrimination Questions
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that protects individuals from discrimination in employment based on race. Title VII makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against individuals because of their race in hiring, firing, and other terms and conditions of employment, such as promotions, raises, and other job opportunities.
Race Discrimination Is Illegal and Wrong
Employers who engage in or allow race discrimination must be stopped; and employees who have been victims of race discrimination should be fairly compensated. Edith Pearce is the race discrimination lawyer to accomplish both outcomes. Her aggressive approach includes a swift investigation, early trial posturing and vigorous pursuit.
Experience & Expertise
If your rights have been violated by an employer or potential employer, Edith Pearce can help. An expert in employment issues and race discrimination cases, Ms. Pearce takes an aggressive approach to workplace discrimination of any kind and will work diligently on your behalf to right the wrongs you have suffered and obtain full and fair compensation for you. Edith Pearce has been considered the best of the best in employment law. In 2005, Edith Pearce was named a “Super Lawyer,” designating her as one of the top 5% of Pennsylvania lawyers. In fact, in the practice area of employment litigation, only 41 lawyers received this honor, and only 12 of the 41 were women, including Edith Pearce. She has received the highest rating, “AV,” from Martindale-Hubbell. Up-to-the-minute knowledge of the rapidly changing interpretations of employment law is absolutely critical to your case, as is a swift investigation, early trial posturing and vigorous pursuit. Edith Pearce is a highly sought after discrimination lawyer who has appeared on various television programs including It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle for her legal opinion on current employment law issues of the day. Employment and discrimination laws are constantly changing and being reinterpreted by the courts. Up-to-the-minute knowledge of these rapid developments is absolutely critical to your case, so it is important to choose a discrimination lawyer who is well-versed and well experienced in race discrimination cases.
The Compensation You Deserve
If you feel you have been discriminated against based on your race, color or ethnicity or your rights have been violated by an employer or potential employer in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the Pearce Law Firm will thoroughly investigate your race discrimination claim and will work diligently to arrive at a timely settlement or proceed to trial to obtain the compensation you deserve.
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We are dedicated to protecting your rights, putting a stop to race discrimination in the workplace, and obtaining full and fair compensation for you.
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If you feel you have been discriminated against based on your race, color or ethnicity or your rights have been violated by an employer or potential employer in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, call us today for a FREE DISCRIMINATION CONSULTATION.