The Civil Rights Act of 1866 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bar employers from subjecting employees to harassment based on their race or national origin. While these laws have resulted in improvement being made over the years for minorities in the workplace, unfortunately, racial bias has not been completely eradicated and significant acts of racial harassment still occur every year.
Signs of a racially hostile work environment include:
- Racially charged communications
- Racial slurs and epithets
- Racist symbols
You may not be interested in considering a lawsuit. You may be more interested in getting advice on how to minimize damage to your career in the wake of suffering some adverse employment action. You may just want our services to review a severance or non-compete agreement or advice on how to maximize your chances of receiving unemployment benefits.
We very often have clients call us for this type of advice. We welcome the opportunity to provide this service, but we must often charge for such services when the client is not interested in taking legal action. We charge very reasonable consultation rates for these services, and we can provide these consultations over the phone or at our office. Please give the law office of James H. Shoemaker Jr. a call at 757-223-4580 and we will discuss our consultation and fee arrangements.