Homewood Office Located at Southbridge

Homewood Office Located at Southbridge

Birmingham Race Discrimination Attorneys (205) 980-1445

Contact an Alabama Race Discrimination Lawyer

If you have been treated unfairly at work, terminated, or denied a job or promotion because of your race, a Birmingham Employment Attorney at Harwell Law Firm LLC may be able to help you. Our firm over 18 years of experience handing race discrimination and other Alabama Employment Law claims, including claims of racial retaliation wrongful termination based on race.  Unfortunately, Alabama still does not have any laws which protect race discrimination but under Federal Law, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against job applicants and employees based upon their race, the color of their skin or their national origin. The Federal laws forbid decision-making based upon race in hiring, promotions, compensation, job assignments and termination. It is also illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee for reporting or threatening to report race discrimination.

Who is Protected Under Federal Anti-Race Discrimination Statutes?

Federal laws have bee broadly defined to include identifiable classes of persons who are subjected to intentional discrimination solely because of their ancestry or ethnic characteristics. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin. Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 further prohibits race discrimination in employment, and applies to discrimination against groups of any race, including African Americans, Latinos, Asians, Arabs and Caucasians.

A Birmingham Employment Law Firm Can Help

While Title VII and Section 1981 overlap in their proof and various administrative claims that need to be filed in a Title VII case before a lawsuit can be filed, there are some important differences. A Birmingham employment discrimination attorney from Harwell Law Firm LLC can explain the differences between Title VII and § 1981 and how these laws apply to your situation. To find out more about the laws prohibiting racial discrimination and how they affect you, please contact Harwell Law Firm LLC at (205) 980-1445 so we can discuss your case over the phone and schedule an initial consultation.