What Should I Do if I Was Fired Because of My Race?

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What Should I Do if I Was Fired Because of My Race?

There is nothing worse than facing an act of discrimination in the workplace. We’d like to think that here in the 21st century, this sort of discrimination no longer takes place, or at least seldom occurs. Unfortunately, this is far from true, and many people here in Georgia find themselves being made victims of workplace discrimination every single day. If you were recently fired from your job because of your race, or you’ve faced any other form of race-based discrimination in the workplace, our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Atlanta race discrimination attorney from Ben Barrett Law to learn more about what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I was fired from my job because of my race?

The first thing you need to understand is that Georgia is an employment-at-will state, which means that employers in Georgia can hire or fire any employee for any reason, or no reason at all. The one exception to this is that employers are prohibited from firing employees based on characteristics outlined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A person’s race is one of those characteristics. Therefore, if you believe you were fired because of your race, there is a strong chance you’ll have a claim against your employer, but you’ll need to prove your case. You can do so in several ways. To start, if you have a record of any written communication evidencing discriminatory language or treatment, we can likely use this in your case. If possible, you should do what you can to document the incident(s) of discrimination and keep a diary of exactly what happened. We can then assess your case and determine the best route forward.

How long do I have to file a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission?

If you’re looking to file a discrimination claim with the EEOC, you’ll need to do so timely. More specifically, you’ll have to do so within 60 days of the incident. If you wait longer than this timeframe, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to sue. Our legal team is here to help you get the justice you deserve. Give us a call or contact us online today so we can get working on your case.


To discuss your employment law case with a legal team you can trust, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Barrett Law today.

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