Holding Employers Accountable For Race Discrimination
When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted more than half a century ago, many hailed its Title VII as spelling an end to workplace discrimination based on race, color and national origin. Unfortunately, racial discrimination still persists in subtle and sometimes dramatic ways among some companies’ employment offices and workers.
Wherever and whenever racial or ethnic discrimination makes its appearance in a workplace, our legal professionals at Sam Nicholson Law Office, PLLC, are ready to stand up for its victims. If you have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination or harassment in the workplace, our lawyer may be able to help.
Attorney Sam Nicholson, our firm’s founder, has proven experience in employment law and an enviable record of successful case outcomes. He is an employment law authority licensed to practice in both federal and state courts. Our firm has built a solid reputation as premier legal advocates for Kentucky clients. Let our team be your advocate.
Title VII Protections
Title VII makes it unlawful employment practice to:
- Discriminate against any individual by “refusing to hire them” or discriminate against them with respect to their “compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin”
- “Limit, segregate, or classify employees or applicants by race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” so as to deprive them of employment opportunities or adversely affect their status as employees
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Title VII and has many of the same powers as the courts to impose penalties and fines for violations. They may also subpoena employment and business records, conduct on-site investigations and interview employees.
A particularly harsh penalty that can be levied against some violators is debarment from bidding on government contracts. The law also establishes a cause of action by which an aggrieved employee can bring suit for damages, either on his or her own behalf or on behalf of an entire class of employees similarly situated.
We Want To Hear From You
If you believe you have been a victim of unlawful employment discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, or of Kentucky’s or other states’ human rights laws, we want to hear from you. Connect with us to learn more about how we can help.
Please call 502-379-4116 to speak with an experienced lawyer, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. The Sam Nicholson Law Office, PLLC, serves Kentucky and its surrounding areas from offices conveniently located in Louisville.