Racial Discrimination Attorney in Katy
Compassionate Representation You Can Count On
Has your employer passed you over for a promotion because of your race? Are you subjected to hurtful racial remarks in the workplace? Do you believe that you were denied a job because of your race? You may have been the victim of racial discrimination.
The Law Office of Shane McClelland is here to help you seek justice and equal treatment. We have provided clients throughout Katy and the surrounding areas with compassionate yet aggressive representation in a variety of racial discrimination cases.
To tell us more about your case, call us at (713) 242-1302 and schedule a free consultation today.
Federal Racial Discrimination Laws
It is illegal to discriminate against an employee because of that employee’s race under Title VII and the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. §1981. An employer must have 15 employees for either Title VII or the Texas Labor Codes provisions protecting racial discrimination to apply.
Employers cannot discriminate against an employee because of race or color regarding:
- Job training
Title VII also prohibits discrimination based on stereotypes and assumptions about the abilities of individuals of certain racial groups.
Like other forms of discrimination, it is unlawful to retaliate against an employee who has filed a discrimination claim or otherwise opposes any employment practices that discriminate because of race. This means that you cannot be fired, demoted, or otherwise mistreated simply because you have filed a discrimination claim.
File a Claim Today
If you bring a racial discrimination claim under Title VII, you must first file a charge of discrimination with either the Texas Workforce Commission or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Keep in mind that there are certain deadlines you must meet if you intend to file a charge of discrimination. The Law Office of Shane McClelland can help determine if you have a valid claim and can ensure that you file your claim or lawsuit in a timely fashion.