Compensation When You’re Fired because of Your Race

It’d be nice to think people don’t have to worry about race discrimination in the workplace any more. It’s the 21st century, after all.

But we all know the reality: racism on the job is still pervasive.

That doesn’t make it any less illegal.

Ohio law and the federal Civil Rights Act ban race discrimination at work.

If you’ve experienced racism on the job—and definitely if you were fired because of it— the workplace discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you correct this injustice.

You may be able to secure a cash settlement, reinstatement to a job, or changes to your work environment.

When you feel powerless, we’re here to give you strength.

Our law firm’s purpose is living up to the words “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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Signs You’re Facing Wrongful Termination Due to Race Discrimination

If you think your dismissal from your job could be due to workplace discrimination based on your race, any of these violations might mean you have a legal case against your employer:

  • You were paid less than people with the same job but a different race.
  • Your company kept you in a separate work setting from people of other races.  
  • Promotions went to less-qualified members of a different race.
  • You got rejected for a job because of your “accent.”
  • Your supervisor made suspicious comments about past problems with workers from your racial group.
  • Your boss told racist jokes or used racial slurs.
  • Your company failed to address racist behavior by others at work.
  • Your company never hired members of your race for certain positions.
  • You were fired for something other workers do without consequences.
  • In a round of layoffs, everyone who lost their job was of the same race.
  • You were fired after complaining about racial mistreatment.

Even if you’re still in your job and you haven’t experienced a wrongful termination, you could have a discrimination case against your employer.

The key to proving your racial discrimination wrongful termination claim is showing that your firing was, in fact, because of your race, ethnicity or nationality.

This is when you need an experienced employment law attorney. The attorneys at HNB know what evidence to gather so your claim has the best chance for success.

You can find out more about the kinds of damages your employer may owe you by getting our lawyers to evaluate your case for free.

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Steps to a Race Discrimination Wrongful Termination Claim

If you think the reason you were terminated from your job was your race, you can take these steps to set the situation right:

  1. Negotiate a settlement: An attorney can often negotiate with your employer for a monetary payment, lost wages, or other compensation or agreements that can be better than what you would get without a lawyer.
  2. File a complaint with regulatory agencies like the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Sometimes, you must file complaints like these first before you can sue.
  3. File a lawsuit in state or federal court.

Your employer shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this. Don’t hesitate to stand up for your rights.

At every step, an experienced workplace discrimination lawyer can help you get the best result so you can move beyond a traumatic job loss.

Our attorneys don’t work for big companies. We work for hard-working, everyday people.

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The Ohio race discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can guide you through your wrongful termination claim.