Laws Against Race Discrimination in the Workplace

Laws Against Race Discrimination in the Workplace

Title VII and 42 U.S.C. Section 1981

Race Discrimination

Racial discrimination is when a person is treated less favorably than another person in a similar situation because of their race, color, descent, national or ethnic origin or immigrant status.

Title VII Law

Title VII is the body of law that prohibits discrimination in the workplace, including discrimination based upon race. It is important to recognize that Title VII places some strict deadlines on when a claim can be asserted. Often, an employee who waits too long will be barred from bringing a Title VII claim.

Section 1981 Law

That is where Section 1981 comes into play. Although it applies only to race discrimination, Section 1981 has a significantly longer deadline, meaning that although a discrimination claim may be time-barred under Title VII, it may be possible to bring essentially the same race discrimination claim under Section 1981.

Contact Us if you have a Race Discrimination Claim

As in all legal matters, time is very important in race discrimination claims and delaying to take action could result in your claims being forever time bared. Call today to discuss your discrimination claim with one of our skilled Attorneys: 601-202-1111

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Original content by: Attorney Craig Panter of Panter Law Firm