Have you recently faced racial discrimination in the workplace? You have rights that protect you against such prejudice. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark for the equal rights movement and served to outlaw discrimination on the basis of race. Unfortunately, civil rights continue to be neglected and infringed upon in America. Discrimination continues to affect minorities and their communities. Get informed and protect the rights that you are entitled to under the law!
Major features of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 include:
- Barred unequal application of voter registration requirements
- Outlawed discrimination in all public venues engaged in interstate commerce
- Desegregated public schools
- Outlawed discrimination by government agencies that receive federal funding
- Outlawed employment discrimination on the basis of race
Racial discrimination continues to exist in several forms. Have you been picked out of a crowd by a law enforcement authority for no other reason than the color of your skin? If so, you have been the victim of racial profiling and your rights have been violated. Do you feel that you have been passed over for a job or fired purely on the basis of race? Again, your rights have been violated. Don't let such offenses go unchallenged.
While civil rights for minorities have come a long way over the years, there is still much work to be done. If we are to realize Dr. Martin Luther King's dreams of equality, we must protect the rights of all Americans. All instances of inequality and injustice must be brought to the forefront to ensure that your rights remain protected.
If you experienced racial discrimination in the workplace, The Drinnon Law Firm, PLLC is an experienced racial discrimination law firm, can help fight for your rights in court. Mr. Drinnon has the extensive knowledge in employment laws to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Jet magazine reported the jury verdict in a racial discrimination case recently prosecuted by The Drinnon Law Firm against AT&T
AT&T Employee Wins Settlement In Bias Complaint
A Fort Worth, TX, Woman who is an AT&T sales representative at the company's Arlington call center recently was awarded $411,339 by a Dallas County jury after race was found to be a motivating factor in AT&T's repeated failure to promote her. The jury agreed that the Company created a hostile work environment and retaliated against Lakecious Edwards when she complained.
Edwards, 32, an eight-year veteran at AT&T, was passed over on three occasions for promotions that went to White employees, two of whom were under disciplinary review, according to testimony, Attorney Stephen Drinnon of The Drinnon Law Firm represented Edwards.
AT&T denies any wrongdoing and plans to appeal.