It may be more subtle, but racial discrimination is alive and well in the workplace. John Burris, a world renowned discrimination lawyer, has been serving the community since 1985. He and his team have helped clients of all backgrounds who were victims of racial or other types of discrimination get the justice they deserve. Through vigilant and aggressive representation, our team is working to eradicate this cancer one case at a time.
Our legal team represents individuals or groups of all backgrounds who are denied employment opportunities or mistreated by employers because of their race or ethnicity. Since opening his firm in 1985, Mr. Burris has won several important legal victories under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other state and federal laws that prohibit race-based discrimination.
We represent clients from across California and are willing to fight world wide. Call us now at 510-839-5200 to discuss your case.
Our team is ready to take on corporate entities, unions, federal, state or municipal employers for discriminatory practices against blacks, Latinos, Asians and other workers. Know that racial discrimination takes many forms:
- Hiring and candidate screening
- Failure to promote
- Unequal compensation
- Less desirable job assignments
- Uneven discipline
- Racial harassment by supervisors or co-workers
- Racial preference in termination or layoffs
Reform through Litigation
Sometimes a lawsuit is the only path to progress, both for the individual client and to change employment practices. For example, in 1999 Mr. Burris settled a large class action lawsuit against United Parcel Service (UPS) that alleged systematic racial discrimination in initial hiring, duties, training and promotion of African-Americans and Hispanics. The affected workers received monetary damages and the company agreed to establish hiring and advancement goals for all package handlers.
Damages in a racial discrimination claim can include hiring, advancement or reinstatement; back pay and future wages; emotional distress; attorney fees; fines or punitive damages.
If you believe that you were treated differently in the workplace because of your race, ethnicity, or national origin, you may have grounds for a civil rights lawsuit. Contact Us or Call our office at 510-379-7215 to learn more about how our team can get you receive justice.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.