Business Litigatoin & Employment Lawyer
Business Litigation & Employment Lawyer Contact our Firm
Firm Experience Employment Law Litigation False Claims
Consultation

Race Discrimination

What federal laws govern race discrimination in the workplace?

In addition to the Reconstruction Era Civil Rights Acts, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits discrimination because of an employee or applicant's race. Title VII applies to the federal government and all private employers, state and local governments, and education institutions that employ 15 or more individuals. It also covers private and public employment agencies, labor organizations, and joint labor management committees controlling apprenticeship and training. Some of Title VII's key provisions follow.


Section 2000e-2(a) of Title VII makes it illegal for an employer:

  • (1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; or

  • (2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; and

Section 2000e-3(a) of Title VII prohibits retaliation against an individual because such individual opposed an unlawful practice under Title VII or made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under Title VII.


What D.C. employment laws prohibit race and color discrimination?

Among other protections, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act (DCHRA) prohibits employment discrimination because of race and color.

What Virginia laws prohibit race and color discrimination on the job?

The Virginia Human Rights Act (VHRA) prohibits discrimination in the workplace because of race or color.

If you need an experienced employment lawyer for a racial discrimination case in D.C. or Virginia, call attorney Lori Searcy today or complete the employment case review form. To learn more about race discrimination in employment, visit the firm's blog: The Employment Law Chronicle.

Age Discrimination
Civil Rights Acts
Disability Discrimination
Employment Discrimination & Harassment
Employment, Severance & Non-Compete Agreements
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Act (DCFMLA)
Federal Employee Rights
Military Leave & Reemployment Rights
National Origin Discrimination
Overtime & Minimum Wages
Race Discrimination
Religious Discrimination
Retaliation for EEO Activity
Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Pregnancy Discrimination
Title VII
Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
Workplace Harassment & Hostile Work Environment
Wrongful Termination
Age Discrimination
Civil Rights Acts
Disability Discrimination
Employment Discrimination & Harassment
Employment, Severance & Non-Compete Agreements
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Act (DCFMLA)
Federal Employee Rights
Military Leave & Reemployment Rights
National Origin Discrimination
Overtime & Minimum Wages
Race Discrimination
Religious Discrimination
Retaliation for EEO Activity
Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Pregnancy Discrimination
Title VII
Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
Workplace Harassment & Hostile Work Environment
Wrongful Termination
Request a Free Employment Law Guide
For business lawsuits in D.C. or Virigina
Pay your bill online
Name:
Email:
Phone:
--
Inquiry:
5803 Rolling Rd., Suite 201,Springfield, VA  22152
Business Litigation Employment Law Whistleblower Cases

* Searcy Business Litigation & Employment Law represents clients in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia, including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County, the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax. The firm also serves clients in the Virginia counties of Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Frederick, Madison, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren, as well as the cities of Fredericksburg and Winchester, Virginia and more.

All legal information provided on this website is general and should not be used or relied on as legal advice as legal advice cannot be given without full
consideration of all relevant information relating to a specific situation.

Designed by Scorpion Design