Ethnic & National Origin Discrimination

Experienced National Origin Discrimination Lawyers in Southern California

Racism and ethnic discrimination have always been pervasive in the United States but has gotten worse in recent years. Unfortunately, many individuals face ethnic discrimination at work. This is not only humiliating and frustrating, but also causes economic harm. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, we understand that individuals of all backgrounds deserve equal opportunities, and we are committed to ensuring that your rights are protected. Our experienced national origin discrimination lawyers in Southern California are dedicated to combating national origin discrimination in the workplace and are here to help.

Facing national origin discrimination at work? Contact our workplace discrimination lawyers in Southern California today to learn more about your options!

What Are Common Examples of National Origin Discrimination?

Like any type of workplace discrimination, national origin discrimination involves an employer treating workers differently based on ethnicity when making decisions regarding hiring, firing, promotions, compensation, job training, performance reviews, discipline, or other job action.

National origin discrimination can take various forms, including:

  • Treating someone differently because of their ethnicity or characteristics associated with ethnicity.
  • Refusing to hire a qualified candidate due to their ethnicity or perceived ethnicity.
  • Unfair treatment or hostile work environment due to ethnicity.
  • Denial of employment opportunities or benefits based on ethnicity.
  • Retaliation for reporting ethnic discrimination.
  • Unequal wages or job assignments due to ethnicity.
  • Racial or ethnic slurs, derogatory comments, or offensive jokes.

Many people know it is illegal to be fired due to their national origin, but national origin discrimination goes far beyond that under California law. If an employer takes any adverse employment action based solely on your ethnicity, it is discrimination, and you are eligible to file a claim. 

What Ethnicities are Protected from Discrimination?

Federal and state laws protect individuals from discrimination based on their national origin, nationality, or race. These protections apply to individuals of all ethnic backgrounds, ensuring that nobody faces discrimination based on their cultural identity. The law also protects against discrimination based on physical characteristics that are associated with a particular ethnicity, such as hair texture, skin color, or facial features. This provides protection to individuals who may be discriminated against because they appear to belong to a particular ethnicity when in fact they do not.

What Compensation Can You Seek for a National Origin Discrimination Case?

In ethnic discrimination cases, you may be eligible to seek various forms of compensation, such as:

  • Lost Wage and Benefits
  • Compensation for Future Lost Earnings
  • Damages for emotional pain, suffering, and anxiety.
  • Punitive damages that punish employers for particularly egregious discrimination cases.
  • Attorney’s fees and legal costs associated with your case.

When you choose Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison as your national origin discrimination attorney, you can rely on us to work diligently to build a strong case and get you the compensation you deserve.

How Can You Prove National Origin & Ethnic Discrimination in the Workplace?

Proving ethnic discrimination can be challenging. It involves gathering evidence and building a strong case. Key steps include:

  • Document Incidents: Keep a detailed record of any incidents of discrimination, including dates, times, locations, individuals involved, and descriptions of what occurred.
  • Report the Discrimination: Notify your employer, HR department, or a supervisor in writing about the discrimination. You should submit a complaint in writing, preferably by email to create a paper trail, and retain a copy for yourself. Follow your company’s internal procedures for reporting any incidents.
  • Preserve Evidence: Save any relevant emails, texts, voicemails, or documents related to the discrimination. Collect witness statements. This evidence can be invaluable in building a strong case.
  • Seek Legal Advice: Consult with an experienced discrimination lawyer to understand your rights and legal options.

Having a well-documented case is crucial when pursuing an ethnic discrimination claim and that can be done through a combination of both direct and indirect evidence. The experienced national origin discrimination lawyers at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison can help you sort through the nuances of your situation and build a compelling case to get the justice you deserve.

Why You Need a National Origin and Ethnic Discrimination Lawyer to Secure Justice

Navigating the complexities of ethnic discrimination cases can be tricky and requires the expertise of a knowledgeable attorney.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we are highly regarded ethnic discrimination lawyers in Southern California for several reasons:

  • Our team has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
  • We understand that each ethnic discrimination case is unique and tailor our legal strategies accordingly.
  • We have vast experience negotiating with and litigating national origin and ethnic discrimination cases of all types.
  • We have the #1 Jury Verdict in the United States for 2022.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us unless we secure compensation for you.
  • We offer risk-free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, our goal is to provide you with the guidance and support necessary to address ethnic discrimination effectively. We will stand beside you every step of the way and ensure your rights are respected.

Contact our Skilled National Origin and Ethnic Discrimination Lawyers in Southern California for a Free Consultation

No one deserves to be subjected to discrimination in the workplace. It is not only humiliating, but it is also illegal. If you have experienced ethnic discrimination in your workplace, don’t hesitate to seek justice. Contact Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm at (800) 435-7542 for a free initial consultation. Our dedicated ethnic discrimination lawyers are here to help you fight for your rights, pursue compensation, and ensure that ethnic discrimination does not go unaddressed.