Race Discrimination Employees of all races are protected from race discrimination in the workplace under federal and state law. However, in the United States, minority employees have historically suffered race discrimination in employment disproportionately. The difference today is that race discrimination is more subtle. It is highly unlikely that a manager or supervisor will directly reveal that an employment decision was made in part on the basis of the race of the employee. And it is much more likely that the manager or supervisor may not even be conscious of his or her attitudes regarding race.
Race discrimination occurs in employment when different races are treated differently. Race discrimination may motivate hiring decisions, disciplinary decisions, or termination decisions, and attitudes about race can influence perceptions of performance and conduct.
But however race discrimination may occur in the workplace, it is unlawful.
Any employee suspecting that his or her race has factored into an adverse employment decision should consider the possibility that the decision constitutes unlawful race discrimination and should contact an employment lawyer.
Tod is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Cincinnati and Toledo Bar Associations, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, the Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association, and is a 2014 graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.
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