Esteemed Race & National Origin Discrimination Lawyer Protecting the Rights of St. Petersburg Clients

No matter what you look like or where you and your family come from, you deserve to be treated fairly in the workplace, period. It is expressly illegal for your employer to discriminate against you because of your race or national origin, as well as allow your coworkers to engage in harassing or discriminatory behavior toward you. If you have been harassed, abused, degraded, passed over for promotions or benefits, or wrongfully terminated because of your race or national origin, attorney Craig Berman can help.

Your Employment Rights

According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you for your race, skin color, or national origin. That being said, discrimination can manifest in many ways, both overt and subtle. Your employer cannot do any of the following things based solely on your race or national origin:

  • Refuse to hire or promote you
  • Give you different work duties than similar employees
  • Pay you less for equal work
  • Deny you benefits or leave offered to similar employees
  • Exclude you from team activities, continued learning events or classes, etc.
  • Make racist remarks, comments, gestures, jokes, etc.
  • Terminate you

Rectifying Problems

If your employer has engaged in any of the above actions, or allowed others at the company to do so, they have broken many state and federal employment laws. If you have reported the inappropriate behavior to your supervisor, boss, HR, or other responsible party and nothing has been done, it’s time to contact attorney Craig Berman. Mr. Berman can help you report the violation to the correct officials or agencies and guide you through any process they may have for resolution. If that is insufficient, he can help you begin a lawsuit against your employer in order to secure the compensation you are owed as a result of this indignity. No matter your situation, you are not alone.

Berman Law Firm, P.A. provides principled legal counsel to clients throughout Pinellas County and Hillsborough County who are dealing with workplace national origin discrimination issues. Contact our St. Petersburg office today at (727) 550-8989 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced employment law attorney.