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Race Discrimination

Pennsylvania Race Discrimination Lawyers

Federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, protect employees from discrimination on the basis of their race or national origin.  In addition, state laws, such as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), also prohibit religious discrimination.  These laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees because of their race and from making employment decisions based on:  1) Race (Caucasian, Black, African American, Hispanic, Asian); 2) Ancestry, birthplace or culture; 3) Linguistic characteristics and 4) Surnames that may be associated specific countries.. Race discrimination may include being harassed, subjected to a hostile work environment, fired, demoted or otherwise being treated differently because of your race or national origin. If you have faced racial discrimination at work or believe you have been terminated, denied employment or a promotion because of your race, you need an experienced employment lawyer.

Philadelphia Race Discrimination Attorneys

Bell & Bell LLP attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of workplace discrimination and harassment cases, many of which included claims of race and national origin discrimination. 

Determining whether to pursue a legal claim is an important decision. You should be aware of your rights and prepared to take action if your rights are violated. A Philadelphia race discrimination lawyer can assist you with filing a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and/or the Philadelphia Commission on Human Rights (PCHR).  Bell & Bell LLP offers free initial consultations, and we will take the time necessary to understand your situation and concerns.

If you have been discriminated against on the basis of your race or national origin, you should seek immediate legal advice. For a consultation with an employment lawyer in Bell & Bell LLP's Philadelphia office regarding race discrimination, call 215.569.2500 or contact us online.