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Racial Discrimination

If you believe you have been passed up for a promotion, denied benefits, denied work assignments, discharged, denied employment, or otherwise penalized due to your race, you may well prevail in a claim of racial discrimination.

Employers are prohibited from discrimination based on race or national origin under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and South Carolina employment discrimination statutes. This means employers cannot consider race or national origin when making decisions about recruitment, hiring, promotions, salary, assignments, firing and layoffs. By the same token, employers cannot engage in reverse discrimination.

If you believe you are a victim of racial discrimination, we encourage you to contact us before quitting your job or making your intent to file legal action known.  All too often, the information that will help to prove your case can become "lost" or altered before legal protections can be invoked.  The Upstate Law Group has experience guiding clients through the layers of regulations intended to protect people from racial discrimination.


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