Race Discrimination Claim Attorneys In Weston, Florida
Have you been fired or systematically passed over for promotion because of your race? Did you report racist remarks or behavior in your workplace, only to be fired or disciplined for doing the right thing? Perhaps you are an employer facing a complaint or focused on ensuring your company is as well-protected as possible against employment discrimination claims.
At Cornell & Associates PA in Weston, Florida, you can talk through your situation with a caring, knowledgeable lawyer prepared to explain your rights under all applicable laws. Attorney Ware Cornell has been a Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialist, as certified by the Florida Bar, since 1984. His approach to employment discrimination claims — whether they involve race, age discrimination, pregnancy discrimination or other allegations — is balanced, practical and action-oriented.
We Identify The Best Course Of Action And Move Forward Decisively
Employment discrimination based on race — with race essentially defined as “any identifiable ethnic group” — was first prohibited under United States law in The Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C., Section 1981. Nearly 150 years later, many employment law disputes continue to arise out of alleged bias and unfair treatment based on skin color, national origin, religious beliefs and other such characteristics.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides broader protections against workplace discrimination and employer retaliation. However, this federal law governs only employers with 15 or more employees, and action requires navigation of complex, time-consuming processes imposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The best course of action for you will depend on many factors, and we will look at them all. Our experience covers:
- Discrimination claims involving various races and characteristics — including “reverse discrimination”
- Lawsuits in federal court under Section 1981, which allows for recovery of punitive damages with no financial caps
- Development of policy manuals and other crucial documents for protection of your interests as an employer
Engaged, Reliable Counsel Is One Call Away
If you have concerns involving race discrimination in the workplace, please make certain your lawyer genuinely focuses on this area of law. To request a focused, helpful consultation, call 954-271-0554 or contact us online anytime.