Race is a sensitive topic in the workplace. Some employers believe it’s best to ignore racial differences, while others acknowledge their employees’ different life experiences and make a point to provide ongoing diversity or sensitivity training. Occasionally, an employee is treated poorly by a supervisor or employer because of their race. This often causes employees to feel as if they have a target on their back at work. It’s also illegal in the United States.
If you have been denied a job, fired, or otherwise discriminated against at work due to your race or heritage, our race discrimination lawyers in Minnesota can help. Our extensive experience often translates into successful results early in the process, sparing our clients from the stress and delay caused by extensive litigation, while maximizing their recovery. However, we want what is best for our clients and will always see a race discrimination lawsuit through to its natural conclusion, even if that happens in court.
Workplace Discrimination Based on Race
Discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and other protected classes is illegal and creates a hostile workplace. Schaefer Halleen’s attorneys have been challenging these employers’ illegal practices for decades. We know racial discrimination is insidious and is often perpetrated in secret or behind closed doors. Employers would prefer to keep their biases and illegal discrimination hush-hush because they understand the repercussions of their actions. At Schaefer Halleen, we work with our brave clients to highlight these unacceptable and illegal practices. Whether you’re experiencing direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, racial harassment, or retaliation based on a racial discrimination claim, we know you deserve better.
MN Race Discrimination Lawyers
Disrimination in the workplace based on race doesn’t only occur when an employee is discriminated against because of their skin tone. It may also occur when an employer treats an employee unfavorably because of characteristics unique to one’s race including hair texture or facial features. Certain workplace dress codes may be found discriminatory if they dictate how employees wear their natural hair, for example.
Wage discrimination based on race is another major issue we attempt to address at Schaefer Halleen. National data shows that employees of different races are not compensated at the same rate even when they have the same job title or are in the same career field. When these discrepancies can be proven to be racially motivated, our employment law attorneys work diligently to bring this illegal conduct to light and to advocate for you.
Minneapolis Workplace Discrimination Law Attorneys
Our race discrimination lawyers for employees in Minnesota know what a toll discrimination can take on our clients. After years of seeing hard-working employees treated unfairly and illegally at work, we’ve vowed to help create a safe, welcoming, and fair workplace for every employee in Minnesota.
Schaefer Halleen’s racial discrimination attorneys advocate for our clients in challenging discrimination in every form, including race-based discrimination. Our deep experience in this protected class category means that we have successfully faced workplace racial discrimination issues and know the current state of the law. Our advocacy includes connections with advocacy groups in these areas, invaluable materials we have developed to train other lawyers, and a unique ability to connect with our clients and ensure they understand every step of the process.
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