Race and Color Discrimination

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, employers of 15 or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against job applicants or employees because of race or color with regard to any aspect of employment such as hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, benefits and any other term or condition of employment.

Race and Color Discrimination May Include Unfavorable Treatment Because of:

  • Personal traits or characteristics associated with race
  • Skin color or complexion
  • Marriage to or association with a person of a certain race or color
  • Belief or perception about an employee’s race

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, private sector employees must file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 calendar days of a discriminatory action. You will forfeit important legal rights available to you if you do not file a timely charge with the EEOC. If you’ve already missed a deadline, call to discuss your options.

The Civil Rights Act of 1866 also prohibits certain forms race discrimination. However, it is not restricted to businesses with 15 or more employees and it has a less stringent deadline than Title VII. However, because there are important differences between these laws, the Civil Rights Act of 1866 should not be used in lieu of Title VII.

Race and color discrimination may also occur when the victim and the perpetrator are of the same race or color.

If you’ve been subjected to race or color-based discrimination, contact Rich Daugherty. He will fight to protect your rights.

Whether your employment has been wrongfully terminated, you’re in fear of losing your job unlawfully, or you’re stuck in an untenable situation, contact Rich. He will be by your side every step of the way to reach a fair resolution of your case. In addition to litigating cases, Rich has negotiated confidential severance agreements favorable to his clients.

Rich offers a one-on-one relationship with his clients. When you contact his office, you will speak directly with him.

You can arrange for an initial phone conference at no charge.

Rich represents clients from across North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Wilmington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and more. He is available to meet with prospective clients outside of Chapel Hill when circumstances permit. Evening appointments are also available.

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