Protecting Your Rights After Race Discrimination

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 safeguards you and all people against discrimination on the job under Title VII. This includes employment decisions, such as hiring and firing, made on the basis of your race or skin color. When it seems like the world is working against you and threatening your family's livelihood, the team at Miller Cohen, PLC, steps into action. Our attorneys are there to stand up to unlawful employers in Michigan, and hold them accountable for damages stemming from prejudiced judgments.

Identifying The Signs

Even though federal and state statutes are designed to prevent employment discrimination based on skin color, unfortunately, it is still prevalent. Sometimes it is obvious, like when your boss denies you the same benefits as colleagues with different skin colors. In other cases, however, racial partiality is less easy to spot.

You may be a victim if:

  • You were not offered a job because of your race.
  • Your boss penalized you at work or fired you because of race.
  • You make less money than colleagues because of race.
  • You did not get a promotion or other job opportunity because of race.

You may also be a victim if you are inexplicably segregated or classified differently from fellow employees.

How We Help

When you are confronted with the ugly experience of discrimination at work, we are there to protect your rights under state and federal law. Our lawyers will investigate matters and help you document violations as evidence. We will ensure the timely filing of your claim to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with attention to mandated deadlines. If your boss claims that he or she had a valid reason for taking action against you, we are fully prepared to challenge your employer in court and demand compensation for insufficient wages, lost promotions, humiliation and any other harm caused.

Advocating For You

When you need assistance with a complex legal issue, we are there to help. Call 313-566-4787 or 800-221-6021, our toll free number, to schedule a free initial consultation. Alternatively, reach us using our online form.