National Origin & Race Discrimination

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

There’s No Place for Race Discrimination at Work

The Civil Rights Act extends to the workplace and makes it clear: It is illegal for an employer to discriminate because of race or national origin. In theory, the law should eliminate discrimination from the workplace all together. In practice, though, discrimination based on race and national origin is still prevalent at many corporations.

If you are the victim of discrimination because of your race or national origin, we are ready to help you fight back. VKV is a prominent employment law firm representing workers in Nassau County and throughout the New York metro area.

“Employers find quiet ways to discriminate. If you suspect that you are being denied equal pay or opportunities because of your race or national origin, you are probably not alone at your company. Talk to us. We will explain the law and help you determine whether your case has merit.” — Robert Valli, Jr.

We know the subtle ways employers find to discriminate against minorities, including:

  • Setting up a minority supervisor as the “bad guy” to do the firing
  • Assigning less important job tasks to minority workers
  • Avoiding promotions of qualified employees based on race
  • Selectively assigning racial minorities to departments with no career opportunities

The First Step: EEOC

Race discrimination is the number one complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). When you talk to us about your circumstances, we will discuss your options and the process of filing your claim through the EEOC. If the EEOC finds cause for action against your employer, we will represent you throughout the process. If the EEOC does not find justifiable cause, there may still be ample reason to negotiate and fight for a fair resolution on your behalf.

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