Race Discrimination Attorneys in New Hampshire
Defending Workers for Over 20 Years
Race discrimination and harassment happens frequently in New Hampshire and can take many forms from losing your job to racial slurs or jokes to creating a hostile work environment. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there were approximately 34,000 complaints of race-based discrimination filed in the United States for 2008. Our race discrimination lawyers in New Hampshire want to successfully resolve your claim. Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. understand the sensitive and difficult nature of these cases and the emotional upset caused by the discrimination.
Your Rights in the Workplace
We handle many race discrimination protections because a person is protected againstemployment discrimination based on race and color. Employment opportunities cannot be denied any person because of his/her racial group or perceived racial group, his/her race-linked characteristics (e.g., hair texture, color, facial features), or because of his/her marriage to or association with someone of a particular race or color. This means that employers cannot make employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits, or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups.
It is unlawful to discriminate against any individual regarding recruiting, hiring and promotion, transfer, work assignments, performance measurements, the work environment, job training, discipline and discharge, wages and benefits, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.
How We Can Protect You
Race discrimination and harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, and our race discrimination attorneys handle many race-related protections, including:
- Recruiting, hiring, and advancement: Job requirements must be uniformly and consistently applied to persons of all races and colors.
- Harassment/hostile work environment:This can include offensive conduct, such as racial or ethnic slurs, racial “jokes,” derogatory comments, or other verbal or physical conduct based on an individual’s race/color. The conduct has to be unwelcome and offensive, and has to be severe or pervasive. Employers are required to take appropriate steps to prevent and correct unlawful harassment. Likewise, employees are responsible for reporting harassment at an early stage to prevent its escalation.
- Compensation and other employment terms, conditions, and privileges:Race or color discrimination may not be the basis for differences in pay or benefits, work assignments, performance evaluations, training, discipline or discharge, or any other area of employment.
- Segregation and classification of employees: Violations can occur where employees who belong to a protected group are segregated by physically isolating them from other employees or from customer contact. In addition, employers may not assign employees according to race or color. It is also illegal to exclude members of one group from particular positions or to group or categorize employees or jobs so that certain jobs are generally help by members of a certain protected group.
Insurance companies and employers know our reputation for going to trial with successful results for our clients. This gives us leverage to get you the compensation you deserve for your race discrimination claim.
If you have been victimized by race discrimination on the job, our New Hampshire race discrimination lawyers have years of trial experience in successfully handling race discrimination claims, and can represent you against your employer and the insurance company at the EEOC, NH Commission for Human Rights, or in court.
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- NH Commission for Human Rights
- NH Department of Employment Security
- NH Department of Labor
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- NH Supreme Court Decision Wrongful Discharge by Justice Charles Douglas