We all enjoy a good laugh, especially when it helps break up a slow day at work. While people commonly tell jokes with good intentions, that does not mean that a good-natured joke is still harmless. Any kind of joke, even a picture, can still have discriminatory elements if the joke of the image is at the expense of another person based on their race.
Here at The Armstrong Law Firm, our California lawyers have a zero-tolerance stance on racial discrimination against anyone, including those who are African American, Latino, or of Arab or Indian descent, especially the workplace. Our San Francisco racial images lawyer represents clients who have had a coworker or employer discriminate against them, and has won millions of dollars for them.
The Law Is On Your Side
You might feel like pursuing justice for your discrimination is hopeless. Your coworkers, employers, and maybe even your HR representative might all tell you that what you have experienced is not a big deal, or that it is just a joke. This is a common way for the offending party to cover its tracks, and avoid consequences.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from racial discrimination in a San Francisco workplace, which means that you likely have the law on your side in your case. It can be hard to decipher all of the relevant federal and state laws, but thankfully, you do not have to. You can meet with an experienced attorney who can help you review your case and help you determine your best options to go forward.
Take A Stand Against Intolerance With An Attorney At Your Side
Images that invoke racial stereotypes come in all shapes and sizes, such as a bucket of fried chicken, a can of malt liquor, police crime tape, Newport cigarettes, or a bag of Takis. Some of the more prominent types include a rope tied into a noose, or a pointed hood. No matter what type of image was used to convey a racist statement, you should not tolerate it.
We offer consultations to our clients, meaning that there is no risk to come to our office and discuss your situation with an attorney who can tell you if you have a case. If you are ready to fight workplace intolerance, call our San Francisco office immediately to schedule your initial consultation. Contact us by calling (415) 909-3945 to take the first step to protect your office.