Discrimination in the workplace is something that should have been eliminated a long, long time ago. Unfortunately, discrimination of all kinds, including color discrimination, is something that still occurs all over the country today. If you are someone who believes that you were a victim of color discrimination in the workplace, you are most likely considering your legal options, especially if this discrimination cost you your job. Our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and speak with our Georgia employment rights attorney to learn more about color discrimination and how our firm can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How is color discrimination defined?
Color discrimination has a very clear definition set out by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In this context, “color” deals with an individual’s complexion, skin shade, or pigmentation. In many ways, discriminating against someone, for this reason, is similar to racial discrimination, which is extremely offensive and illegal in the workplace. As long as you can prove that you were discriminated against directly due to the color of your skin, you will most likely have valid grounds for an EEOC claim.
Who is protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 declares that all employees who’ve been discriminated against due to the color of their skin are protected. This means that if you’ve been subjected to any of the following, you will most likely have a valid claim:
- Any type of race or color-based classification of employees
- Pre-employment inquiries or requirements regarding your skin color
- Discrimination during the advancement process (i.e. giving employees promotions/demotions due to the color of their skin)
The bottom line is that if you are someone who is the victim of color discrimination in the workplace, you should not wait. The sooner you speak with our Atlanta employment rights attorney, the sooner our firm can begin filing your claim and mounting a strong case on your behalf. If you have any further questions or you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today. We are ready to help you through every step of the process ahead.
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