Racial Discrimination Lawyers in Kane County
Attorneys Helping Mistreated Employees in Elgin, Batavia, and Throughout Kane County
If you have ever been denied a promotion or felt slighted at work, you are not alone. Almost every worker in this country has experienced feelings of disrespect in the course of their jobs. Most such incidences are the result of the daily stresses of work, understaffing, budget concerns, and rude supervisors. Sometimes, however, there is something much more serious involved, and the behavior begins to border on employment discrimination. Discrimination of any type is unacceptable and prohibited by numerous state and federal laws, yet it continues to persist in many workplaces. One of the most common types is racial discrimination, which occurs when a worker or applicant is treated differently than his or her peers based on race, racial identity, or skin color. At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, our employment discrimination attorneys take claims of racial discrimination seriously and will work with you in seeking the justice you deserve.
Legal Counsel for Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Race
Each year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives more than 30,000 reports of racial discrimination in the workplace. While many such reports are dismissed for a lack of reasonable cause, hundreds of others result in serious action taken against the employer and restored benefits for the employee. Our experienced racial discrimination lawyers will work with you to determine the strength of your case and help you decide the best way to proceed. We will discuss possible outcomes, including the restoration of your job, improved working conditions, sensitivity training for your employer, and potential monetary damages.
Recognizing Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
In previous generations, some employers maintained hiring policies that excluded those of a particular race or color—sometimes more than one. Overt discrimination like this has become extremely rare, giving way to more indirect discriminatory practices. Common examples may include:
- An employer who gives customer-facing jobs to one race of employees while people of other races are relegated to back-of-the-house or stockroom positions;
- Failure to equitably compensate a worker of a particular race for performing the same job as another employee of a different race; and
- Harassment, including racially-charged jokes, slurs, or tolerating a hostile work environment.
Racial discrimination can take many forms, and an experienced employment discrimination lawyer at MKFM Law will work with you in analyzing your case. If appropriate, we will help you take the appropriate steps toward holding your employer and any other offenders responsible for their behavior.
Call 630-665-7300 Today
To learn more about filing a racial discrimination claim, contact our office. Call 630-665-7300 to speak with a skilled attorney who can provide the guidance and representation you need during a difficult time. We are proud to serve clients in Aurora, Batavia, St. Charles, Elgin, Geneva, Bartlett, Barrington Hills, and throughout Kane County.