Racial Discrimination

Des Moines Racial Discrimination Lawyers

Due to lawsuits and federal law, discrimination based on race is rarely overt in today's workplace. However, employers may still engage in discrimination through unstated policies in who they hire, who they fire and who they promote. If your employer has engaged in a pattern of discriminatory behavior, has denied you a promotion for which you are eligible, or fired you, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. At Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C., our Des Moines racial discrimination attorneys can help you seek damages in civil court.

Do I Have a Case?

Most discrimination in the workplace occurs subtly. Employers may try to cover their actions by offering an interview to a minority, then asking him or her specific, technical questions and later claiming that the person was not qualified for the open position.

If a pattern emerges where those who are hired or promoted are consistently from a certain ethnic or racial group, discrimination may have occurred. Affirmative action programs are consistent with civil rights legislation. However, racial quotas are not.

Establishing Evidence of Discrimination

Stating that a company is an equal opportunity employer is easy enough. However, actions speak louder than words. At Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C., our lawyers will investigate the decision-making processes of managers and supervisors. Has the company promoted other minorities? Have they punished racially insensitive behavior? Have supervisors or managers made inappropriate comments or racial jokes in the workplace? Have they created a hostile environment?

All of the above paint a picture of unspoken attitudes that are important for establishing the existence of racial discrimination. When we get a hiring manager or a supervisor on the stand, we will ask the hard questions about the lack of diversity, inconsistencies between an employee's evaluations, and the lack of promotions or discharge, as well as why racially charged comments were not disciplined. We will use all of our civil litigation skills to hold employers accountable for illegal acts.

Call for a Consultation With a Des Moines Discrimination Attorney

We understand how to investigate and expose racial discrimination in the workplace. If you are unsure whether you have a case or do not know what you should do, we can help. Contact our Des Moines employment discrimination lawyers online