The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC represents clients in race discrimination claims all over Texas and the United States, and is an aggressive advocate for our clients and their rights. We are committed to helping employees fight for their rights when they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of their race.
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, all of which apply to employers with 15 or more employees, individuals are protected from such discrimination in employment in the following examples:
- Hiring and firing;
- Compensation, assignment, or classification of employees;
- Transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall;
- Job advertisements;
- Use of company facilities;
- Training and apprenticeship programs;
- Fringe benefits;
- Pay, retirement plans, and disability leave;
- Employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain race/color;
- Harassment/hostile work environment on the basis of race/color;
- Denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual with a particular race/color; or
- Other terms and conditions of employment.
(Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Publication; Questions and Answers: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – as to Title VII).
Individuals are also protected from discrimination based on race discrimination under the Civil Rights Acts of 1866, which applies to virtually all private sector employers. There is no minimum employee threshold to bring a claim under this law.
Certain filing deadlines and statutes of limitations apply to these claims.