Race Discrimination

Click for a consultation

Is a Single Incident Enough to Constitute Harassment?

Harassment is a violating discriminatory act in the workplace. Any incident violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) constitutes harassment. California also maintains some of the most stringent state laws combating harassment in the…

Read More

Amazon manager files suit over racial discrimination

Amazon has been forced to reevaluate its hiring practices after a manager filed a lawsuit over racial and gender discrimination in early March. In her lawsuit, Charlotte Newman, a senior manager, claims that Amazon hired her for a lower managerial position than she applied for and qualified…

Read More
Posted by Legal Team On September 15, 2020

Racial discrimination surfaces again at McDonald’s restaurants

The Golden Arches have become tarnished from decades of racial discrimination, according to more than 50 former Black franchisee owners who claim McDonald’s restaurants gave preferred treatment to their White counterparts. The 52 plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit against the fast-food giant in August, each seeking up…

Read More
Posted by Legal Team On November 14, 2019

Is natural hair discrimination affecting your career?

African Americans have long suffered from racial disparities in the workplace — not the least of which are dress codes and grooming expectations that were designed with non-blacks in mind. California (along with New York) was among the first states to take a stand against racially based…

Read More
Posted by Legal Team On August 22, 2019

Does skin tone make discrimination against Latinos worse?

What’s a little difference in skin tone among family members, right? Everything. Latinos report that they and their family members are often treated with more or less discrimination based entirely on their skin tone. The lighter the skin tone of the Latino, the less discrimination he or…

Read More
Posted by Legal Team On August 7, 2019

How do you approach your boss about racial microaggressions?

Nobody enjoys bringing up the victim of racial discrimination at work, but if you are — whether it’s subtle or overt — you have a right to address the issue with your employer. You also have the right to expect your employer to take action. Many people…

Read More
Posted by Legal Team On April 26, 2019

California ends discrimination against natural hair

Braids, dreadlocks, Bantu knots, twists, fades and Afros have long been associated with men and women of color — and generally discouraged in many workplaces (if not outright banned). For decades, professional men and women of color have had to subject their hair to harsh chemical straighteners…

Read More
Posted by Legal Team On January 18, 2019

Moschino accused of racial discrimination in California

In an eye-opening wrongful termination lawsuit against the luxury retailer Moschino, a former employee of its West Hollywood location alleges that her manager pulled out all the stops when it came to showing her racial biases. The employee, a black woman of Haitian descent, details some startling…

Read More
Posted by Legal Team On December 14, 2018

Is there colorism in your workplace?

What exactly is “colorism” in the workplace? While racism is a topic that frequently hits the news, not much is said about colorism. Yet, colorism can be just as pervasive — and may affect darker-skinned people just as much — as racism. Colorism is discrimination based on…

Read More
Posted by Legal Team On November 30, 2018

How to handle comments about natural black hair at work

Your natural hair has absolutely nothing to do with your fitness for a particular position at work, but you’d be hard-pressed to prove that based on the reactions that a lot of corporations have to black hair. The natural hair movement has encouraged women of color to…

Read More