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Reverse Discrimination

Our reverse discrimination attorneys fight passionately to protect your rights.

We have anti-discrimination laws—and affirmative action policies—because of the long history of racism and sexism in this country. The assumption is that we need these laws and policies to protect historically disadvantaged groups (like minorities and women) from mistreatment and to ensure historically privileged groups (like white men) do not continue to enjoy an unfair advantage.

However, many people would argue that affirmative action and quota systems are not helping to end discrimination. Instead, they are creating and perpetuating a new kind of discrimination—reverse discrimination.

What is Reverse Discrimination?

Reverse discrimination occurs when members of a dominant or majority group are discriminated against in favor of members of a minority or historically disadvantaged group. Groups may be defined based on race, gender, ethnicity, or any other protected characteristic.

How to Fight Back Against Reverse Discrimination

There are two main ways to fight back against reverse discrimination.

First of all, remember that anti-discrimination laws such as California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act apply to everyone. For example, it is always illegal to discriminate based on race. It doesn’t matter if the victim is black or white—if their race motivated job decisions, this qualifies as discrimination.

Secondly, remember that affirmative action rules and policies can be challenged. Though there is no clear standard for judging these kinds of cases, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the victims on many reverse discrimination cases.

Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Is Here to Help

While your average attorney may be intimidated by the challenges involved in a reverse discrimination case, PLBH is not your average attorney. As large law firm with over 50 years of experience and extensive connections and alliances in the legal field, we have the resources, the staff, and the attorneys you need for a complicated reverse discrimination case. We even have the ability to tap into a nationally recognized coalition of law firms that work together on difficult or extraordinary cases to make sure you get the top-quality representation you need.

If you have questions about a possible reverse discrimination case, please call us at (800) 435-7542 and request a free initial consultation.