Discriminating against an individual based on his or her race, color, ancestry or ethnicity is illegal. Race and color discrimination against every race and color is prohibited, including whites, blacks, hispanics, asians and all others.
Making employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups is also prohibited.
Discrimination because of your association with people who are of a certain race is also illegal, like discriminating against a person who is in a interracial marriage.
To determine whether you are protected against discrimination from your employer, there are three other things to consider:
1. Whether you are considered an employee who is covered under the law.
2. Whether your employer is subject to the anti-discrimination laws.
3. Whether your employer's conduct is considered discriminatory under the law.
4. What reason your employer discriminates against you.
If you feel you may be unlawfully discriminated against, contact us so we may review your situation with you.