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CALIFORNIA RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAW

Working with a California racial discrimination lawyer will arm you with important knowledge as you learn the full scope of racial discrimination law. The racial discrimination attorneys in our Los Angeles-based firm often file claims under The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which prohibits a California employer from committing acts of racial discrimination against any employee because of that employee’s race. Because there is rarely “smoking gun” evidence of racial discrimination, circumstantial evidence will usually suffice under Los Angeles or California racial discrimination law. An inference of racial discrimination is usually raised by showing that the California employee:

  • Belongs to a protected class
  • Was subjected to an adverse employment action (like termination, demotion, suspension)
  • Similarly situated LA employees (or other California employees) outside the protected class were treated differently and more favorably

In addition to raising an inference of discrimination in the manner set forth above, a California racial discrimination employee may do so via statistical evidence, comparative evidence, or direct evidence. Direct evidence, such as racially discriminatory comments made by the decisionmaker, is often the most persuasive. However, in larger companies, it may be possible to use statistical analysis to demonstrate that the LA employer (or other California employer) systematically practices racial discrimination against a particular race in hiring, promotions and terminations. Such evidence would raise an inference that the action taken against a particular employee of that race was also infected by racial animus or prejudice. Under racial discrimination law, comparative evidence also raises an inference of racial discrimination by showing that different rules and standards were applied for persons of different races. If the aforementioned criteria applies to your employment situation, working with a racial discrimination lawyer at our Los Angeles-based law firm can support your case in an LA or other California court of law.

Because racial discrimination law cases in California usually turn on specific facts, and there is usually a one year time limit for filing, it is important to consult with a racial discrimination attorney at a California law firm as soon as possible after a potentially discriminatory action has been taken. Racial discrimination lawyers at the Los Angeles-based Feldman Browne Olivares firm will work with you in your quest for justice as a California employee.

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