Kansas City Race Discrimination Lawyer

Missouri Racial Discrimination Laws

Employers are prohibited from making hiring decisions based on race. But race discrimination is not just prohibited in the hiring process. Employers must also provide employees with a workplace that is free from racial discrimination and harassment. Furthermore, employers are required to also avoid making any race-related decisions for promotions, job positions, benefits packages, training, lay-offs, discipline, or termination.

If you feel that you have been singled out by an employer because of your race, it is important that you immediately contact a Kansas City employment discrimination lawyer about your case. Speaking with an attorney is the best way to protect your rights. Contact a discrimination attorney at the Law Office of Kevin A. Jones for a free and confidential consultation.

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The Many Forms of Race Discrimination

Many people think that racial discrimination is just a singular thing. They believe that one race does not like another race based on the color of skin. Racial discrimination can go much deeper than that. Racial discrimination can include:

  • Making decisions about another person on perceived association with another racial group
  • Making decisions based on facial or body features and type or texture of hair
  • Making decisions based on a person being married or partnered with a person from (or perceived to be from) a different race
  • Making decisions based on the race of children, either by birth or through adoption, of a person

Employers must have a set of standards that they follow when hiring, managing, and terminating employees that applies to all employees and does not consider their outside relationships.

Racial discrimination is against state and federal laws. If you believe that you are a victim of racial discrimination, it is crucial that you speak with a Kansas City Discrimination lawyer after the event occurs. Speaking with a race discrimination lawyer will help establish if discrimination has occurred and the next steps to take to seek justice. Contact the law office of Kevin A. Jones for a free and confidential consultation. 

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Types of Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

Racial discrimination is not limited to just the management or owners of a company. Discrimination can also occur in the work area among all the employees. Some common ways that discrimination at work can happen:

  • Employees make remarks or “jokes” at another person that are meant to insult, belittle, demean, embarrass, or otherwise make a person feel bad about their race. It should be understood that all race-related remarks, even if they were “meant to be nice,” is a form of discrimination because it is singling someone out based on their race.
  • Employees are singling out someone based on their race to do hard or dirty jobs at work all the time.
  • Denying training to people so that they can move on to better positions within the company based on their race.
  • Handling disciplinary issues among employees that are biased based on race.
  • Hiring, firing, and lay-offs based on race.

It should be understood that racial discrimination is not restricted to any one specific ethnic group or skin color. Racial discrimination applies to everyone, and when someone is singled out for their skin color, discrimination has occurred.

If you are working for a business that is not complying with the state and federal laws governing racial discrimination, it is time to speak to an employment discrimination lawyer Kansas City. Contact us today.

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Proving Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

Sometimes racial discrimination is difficult to uncover. People don’t always express their prejudices with words. More often, racial biases can be deeply rooted in our worldviews or cultural beliefs. These biases can operate to influence a person’s actions without the person even knowing that subconscious racism is at play. These cases must be handled with extreme care so that the victim of the discrimination receives the justice they deserve. If you believe that you have been a victim of racial discrimination, it is time to speak with a race discrimination lawyer.

Kevin clients describe him as a compassionate and caring attorney. He understands how difficult it is to stand up and fight when you have been discriminated against, but he is here to help. Kevin will handle his clients’ cases aggressively so that justice can be served.

The first thing that we will do as your lawyer for racial discrimination is to ask that you refrain from posting anything about your case on social media. The reason that we ask that you refrain from posting about your case on social media is that we do not want you to look like a hostile victim. We understand how angry, frustrated, and downright upset you must feel about being discriminated against because of your race. We know that it feels good to comment about those feelings online and allow the world to see what was done to you.

We also know that the insurance company for the defense will use all of these things against you. They will make you look like you are an angry person who is seeking retaliation against the employer instead of someone who is rightfully angry and is just expressing their feelings.

Because these posts can cause significant problems to your case, we encourage you to refrain from posting anything about what happened to you or what is taking place in your case. If anyone asks, simply tell them that everything is now being handled by your discrimination lawyer in Kansas City and you no longer have to worry about the issue.

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Get Help From a Race Discrimination Lawyer in Kansas City

Racial discrimination is not something that anyone should overlook. Discrimination should not be tolerated by business owners, managers, or the employees within the company. There are several state and federal laws that protect employees from racial discrimination.

It is very important that you speak with a racial discrimination lawyer as soon as possible after the event has occurred. There are time constraints on filing some discrimination complaints, and if you miss these deadlines, you may lose your right to seek justice.

Speaking with an attorney right after the event has happened also allows the lawyer to begin investigating the case quickly. Employees leave the company, management changes, and even owners can change for a business. You want to be able to act quickly while evidence is still fresh, and memories of the event are clear.

You did not deserve to be a victim of discrimination. Stand up for your rights, and the rights of everyone else who has suffered from discrimination, and speak with an attorney about your right to seek compensation for racial discrimination.

The Law Office of Kevin A. Jones is committed to helping employees stand up for their rights and fighting the scourge of racism. If you feel that you have been discriminated against by your employer based on your race, contact us today to set up a free, confidential, and compassionate consultation. 

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