Color Discrimination Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia
Employees in the state of Georgia should feel comfortable going to work and no fear that they will be treated poorly due to the color of their skin. Unfortunately, situations like this happen far too often. The state of Georgia is an employment-at-will state, meaning that they are permitted to fire an employee whenever they want, with or without cause. Of course, there are federal laws that protect you from being fired because of the color of your skin. If you believe that you were discriminated against because of the color of your skin, you may wish to file a claim against your employer. At Ben Barrett Law, we are ready to assess your case and help you pursue justice. To discuss your case with a legal team you can trust, contact Ben Barrett Law today.
Color Discrimination in Georgia
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the courts define color as the pigmentation, complexion, or skin shade/tone. When an individual is discriminated against based on color characteristics of their skin, they may have a color discrimination case. Employees who have suffered from serious or persistent discrimination due to the color of their skin may be entitled to file an EEOC claim against their current or prospective employer.
What Protections Do I Have Under Title VII?
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employees were granted protection from discrimination in the workplace based on the color of their skin as well as several other characteristics. Some of the protections included under Title VII for color discrimination include the following:
- Protection during the recruiting, hiring, and advancement processes
- Compensation, employment terms, conditions, and privileges
- Segregation and classification of employees
- Pre-employment inquiries and requirements
If you believe that you are being discriminated against, harassed, or threatened in the workplace because of the color of your skin, Ben Barrett Law can help you determine if you have a claim. Give us a call today to learn how we can help.
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If you believe that you have been discriminated against by an employer or co-workers due to the color of your skin, do not stand idly by — Ben Barrett Law is here to help. Our firm has proudly represented clients across Atlanta when they have become victims of employment discrimination due to a protected characteristic. Our firm is committed to effectively representing your interests to help you find the justice you deserve. For quality legal representation in Atlanta, Georgia, contact Ben Barrett Law today to learn how we can help.