The Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to discriminate against an employee for their age, gender, race, national origin or religion. The legislation also carves out legal remedies that allow victims to recover compensation if they are subjected to discrimination or harassment.
What is Racial Discrimination?
Racial discrimination is the mistreatment of an employee or coworker because of their race, and it takes many forms including:
Denied pay raises and promotions
If you experience racial discrimination, you should notify your employer and give them a chance to take appropriate action. That can include writing an employee up or terminating them. If reporting an incident doesn’t remedy the problem, then you should contact the EEOC and the Maine Human Rights Commission and file a report.
After looking at the details of your case, one of our employment law attorneys in Maine will decide if you are eligible for compensation. Call one of our team today and set up a consultation to learn the best way to resolve your complaint.
Maine Human Rights Act
Under the Maine Human Rights Act, employers, no matter how many people they employee, are prohibited from discriminating against an employee based on their age, sex, disability, religion or for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
If one of their employees is has created a hostile work environment, an employer is legally required to stop the discrimination and harassment and to punish the person or persons responsible for the harassment or discrimination.
Speak with an Employment Law Attorney
If you are subjected to racial discrimination, you may be eligible for compensation. USAttorneys.com recommends you speak to an employment law attorney near you in Maine to examine the details of your case to determine if you are eligible for compensation. Enlist one of our top-notch employment lawyers in Maine to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our team of attorneys will begin to investigate; you recover a worthwhile settlement.
Other Types of Discrimination
Age Discrimination- The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
Disability Discrimination- The Americans with Disabilities Act
Pay Discrimination-The Equal Pay Act.
Genetic Information Discrimination-The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).
Pregnancy Discrimination- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).
An employment law attorney will make sure you recover a generous racial discrimination settlement and put an end to the abusive behavior in the workplace. You can recover compensation for your lost wages and mental anguish. Call and set up a consultation with one of our outstanding lawyers to learn the best means of resolving your case.