Milwaukee Race Discrimination Lawyer
If you suspect that you have been discriminated against because of your race, your spouse’s race, your surname, or your religious identity, you may have cause to file an employment discrimination claim. The Wisconsin race discrimination lawyers of Alan C. Olson & Associates, s.c., welcome your inquiry. We offer free initial phone consultations. Contact us through this Web site to schedule your free consultation.
It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color religion and/or national origin in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Birthplace, ancestry, culture, or linguistic characteristics common to a specific ethnic group can not be the basis of employment decisions.
Similarly, equal employment opportunity cannot be denied because of:
- Association with Persons of a National Origin Group
- Membership or Association with Specific Ethnic Promotion Groups
- Attendance or Participation in Schools, Churches, Temples or Mosques Generally Associated with a National Origin Group
- A Surname Associated with a National Origin Group
The federal Civil Rights Act also prohibits employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits, or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups as well as both intentional discrimination and neutral job policies that disproportionately exclude minorities and that are not job related.
Harassment on the basis of race, color and/or national origin violates the federal Civil Rights Act. Ethnic slurs, offensive or derogatory comments, or other verbal or physical conduct based on an individual’s race, color, religion and/or national origin constitutes unlawful harassment if the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment, or interferes with the individual’s work performance or employment opportunities.
There is no excuse for harassment, and we can help the victims of this insidious and illegal behavior fight for their rights. Please contact us with your questions today.