California law provides that it is an unlawful
employment practice for an employer, because of the race, religious
creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental
disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, or sexual
orientation of any person, to refuse to hire or employ the person or to
refuse to select the person for a training program leading to
employment, or to bar or to discharge the person from employment or
from a training program leading to employment, or to discriminate
against the person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or
privileges of employment.
This essentially means that it is
illegal to discriminate against anyone, if the basis is their race,
religion, color, national origin, or any other factor as stated above.
Race is generally defined as a person's ancestry or ethnic
characteristics. Employment race discrimination in the workplace based on association
with people of a particular race is also prohibited.
If you believe you have been a victim of racial discrimination, we have included some possibly helpful website links to assist you. For a free professional consultation, we invite you to contact the Law Offices of Michael Sabongui for a proper evaluation of any potential claim.