As you may know, employees in Virginia are protected under both state and federal law from discrimination based on their race, and if you believe that you are a victim of race discrimination in the workplace, you can count on the compassionate Chesterfield County race discrimination lawyer here at Passero Employment Law to fight for your rights . Contact our firm today so we can get started.
Should I Hire a Chesterfield County Race Discrimination Lawyer?
No one should be discriminated against due to a factor that you cannot control. This is especially true when it comes to race, as this is a wound that should have been healed long ago. If you’ve been discriminated against because of your race, our firm, and the law, are on your side.
Protections Afforded Under the Virginia Human Rights Act
Under the Virginia Values Act, which amends the Virginia Human Rights Act, employees are protected from discrimination based on their race, as well as “traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists.” If you believe that you were fired, demoted, harassed, or otherwise mistreated in the workplace due to your race, you should consider taking action.
What to do After an Incident of Race Discrimination in the Workplace
If you are a victim of race discrimination in the workplace, you should first attempt to speak with your company’s human resources department. If you do not have an HR department, you should speak directly with your management. That being said, if you reported the incident and nothing was done to correct it, then you should consider filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Virginia Office of Civil Rights.
Contact a Chesterfield County Race Discrimination Lawyer
The bottom line is that no one should ever have to endure discrimination based on their race, especially in the workplace. Contact Passero Employment Law to schedule your initial consultation and so you can tell us your story.