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Employment Discrimination against African, Hispanic, and Asian Americans

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

What constitutes employment discrimination? 

According to Title VII, an employer may not:

  • "fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin"

  • "limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin"

  • "discriminate against any individual because of his race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in admission to, or employment in, any program established to provide apprenticeship or other training"

Simply stated, this says that an employer may not discriminate against individuals when it comes to hiring, firing, promotions, pay, training, or other workplace conditions.   Title VII also includes unlawful employment practices by labor unions and employment agencies.  Click here for more details on discriminatory practices.

Discrimination claims are handled by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency responsible for promoting equal opportunity in the workplace and enforcing Title VII.  If you feel that you have been discriminated against by your employer, labor union, or employment agency, click here for instructions on how to file a claim with the EEOC.

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Discriminated against at work?
Click here to file an employment discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Frequently asked questions about workplace discrimination
FAQ's answered about employment discrimination laws by the U.S. Department of Justice
Minority owned law firms specializing in employment law

Alvarado Smith & Sanchez - Irvine, California

Minami, Lew, & Tamaki - San Francisco, California

Vakili & Leus - Los Angeles, California

Wilson, Petty, Kosmo & Turner - San Diego, California

Greene and Letts - Chicago, Illinois

McKenzie & Edwards - Boston, Massachusetts

Blackwell Igbanugo Engen & Saffold - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wong Fleming - Princeton, New Jersey

Goldman Antonetti & Cordova - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Patrick Henry Cappell & Lewis - Alexandria, Virginia

Gonzalez, Saggio, & Harlan - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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