Experienced Guidance on Race and National Origin Harassment Claims in the Bay Area
California is one of the most diverse states in the nation. Despite this diversity, people who are part of racial minorities or of different national origins still frequently face harassment due how they look. In California, this kind of behavior is illegal, and you have the right to fight back.
At Le Clerc & Le Clerc LLP in San Francisco, our attorneys understand employment laws and how they will impact harassment claims in California. We are skilled litigators who have extensive experience representing victims of race and national origin harassment. We can review your issue to determine what legal action can be taken against your employer.
Representing Harassed Employees From All Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds
Harassment at work can be verbal or physical and can lead to a hostile work environment. It may also be very subtle. Some of examples of racial or ethnic discrimination may include
- Regular jokes about someone’s race or religion
- Touching someone’s hair or clothes without permission
- Spreading rumors or stereotypes about someone because of their national origin or race
- Barring Muslim women or Sikh men from wearing head coverings
- Displaying offensive images related to race
- Nonverbally communicating racial or religious derision
Harassment doesn’t have to be correct to be harmful, either. If someone in your workplace incorrectly assumes your race, ethnicity, or religion and harasses you because of that, you are still being harmed. You may be facing a hostile workplace if you suffer mistaken harassment such as a supervisor making fun of your name or making comments about your assumed origin or nationality. Another example is harassment against employees of Middle Eastern descent or Muslim employees following the events of Sep 11, 2001.
We have represented many different individuals who have been victims of race or nationality harassment, including Muslim, Iranian, Persian, Arabic and Asian-Indian employees.
You Have Rights
You have rights at work and should not be subjected to any type of harassment due to your race or national origin. If you believe you have been a victim of harassing behavior, it is important to speak to our attorneys right away. We can review your specific situation, gather evidence and explore your legal options to hold your employer accountable for its actions.
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect at work. Victims of harassment can file lawsuits against their employers — and we can help them every step of the way.
Call Our Lawyers Today
We will protect your rights and work hard to hold your employer accountable for its employment violations. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 415-445-0900 or send us an email. Our offices are located in San Francisco, California, and we assist clients throughout the Bay Area.