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Los Angeles Racial Discrimination Attorney

Racial discrimination is still a sad reality in Los Angeles. Individuals may experience unfair and differential treatment, including in the workplace business establishments, and healthcare facilities, as well as in their interactions with government agents, such as law enforcement,

If you or a loved one have suffered the indignity of discrimination, we are here to stand up for your civil rights. At Mancini & Associates, our Los Angeles racial discrimination attorneys have a long track record of successfully handling complex discrimination and civil rights cases. We have the skills, experience, and resources to help you achieve the justice you deserve.

What Are Some Important Statistics About Racial Discrimination in America?

Despite multiple state and federal laws, studies reveal people continue to experience racism at alarming rates. According to a recent report by the Society for Human Resource Management, racial discrimination affects 14% of Americans in the workplace.

In the last reporting year:

  • 72% of those who claim to have been treated unfairly at work have experienced racial discrimination on multiple occasions
  • 54% of discriminatory behavior has come from co-workers
  • 45% of discriminatory treatment is perpetrated by direct supervisors or managers
  • The estimated cost of productivity loss is $58.7 billion due to racial discrimination in the workplace

If you have been treated unfairly in the workplace and believe it is due to your race or ethnicity, it is best to keep as much evidence as possible. Saving text messages, emails, recording Zoom calls, and maintaining a dated log of the racial discrimination you experience is paramount to the strength of your case.

How Does Racial Discrimination Affect the Workplace in Los Angeles?

Racial discrimination can affect the workplace in various ways. Most unfair treatment will fall under disparate treatment, disparate impact, or harassment.

Disparate treatment describes when an individual is singled out for their race or ethnicity. Some examples may include:

  • Being treated differently in the terms and conditions of employment
  • Being subjected to increased scrutiny by financial institutions
  • Not being provided proper care by a healthcare facility
  • Being refused service at business establishments

Another form of racial discrimination, called disparate impact is an indirect form of racial discrimination. Indirect forms of prejudice can be very subtle. In many cases, they can be challenging to prove and require the skills of an experienced racial discrimination lawyer.

When policies or rules that seem neutral disproportionately affect one race, it is considered a disparate impact. A few examples in the workplace may be:

  • A career opportunity that requires a native English speaker and turns away those who are bilingual
  • Corporate policies on appearance (i.e., clean-shaven, prohibiting certain hairstyles)
  • Minimum height requirements

Harassment refers to pervasive and severe demeaning or inappropriate comments, jokes, or gestures because of one’s ethnicity or race. Generally, for behavior to be deemed harassment, it needs to be serious enough to constitute a hostile work environment. Some examples may be:

  • Verbal insults about a person’s hijab
  • Ongoing racist jokes
  • Posting or displaying racially insensitive comics or other material

If you feel you have been the victim of discrimination, the dedicated legal team at Mancini & Associates is here to help.

Reach Out to Our Racial Discrimination Attorneys in Los Angeles

Racial discrimination should never be tolerated. At Mancini & Associates, we pride ourselves in offering results-orientated legal representation and individual attention. If you have experienced racial discrimination, you deserve justice. Let our racial discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles advocate on your behalf to recover the compensation you are owed.

While every discrimination case is different, the most common recoverable damages include:

  • Lost earnings
  • Future lost wages
  • Lost benefits
  • Emotional distress
  • Attorneys’ fees
  • Possible punitive damages

Contact our offices today and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today. You can reach out to us by calling us at 818-783-5757.

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