Employment Discrimination Based on Race or Color
Our country's shameful history of racial discrimination is well known. We have come a long way from the days of state-sponsored racism. Too often, though, employees are mistreated because of personal racial bias by managers. Fortunately, in our national effort to eliminate discrimination, Congress enacted laws requiring employers to evaluate employees based on their ability to work rather than biases or stereotypes about race or color.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from harassing, demoting, terminating, or otherwise mistreating employees because of their race or color. The law allows an employee who proves he or she suffered adverse treatment in whole or in part because of race to recover lost wages, damages for emotional distress and/or pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
Attorney Wes Sullenger has helped clients successfully resolve race discrimination cases, resulting in significant financial recoveries. Call us at (270) 443-9401 to schedule a consultation so we can evaluate your case and discuss what we can do to help you.