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.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal
advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual
situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and
electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Please do not send any confidential or time-sensitive information to us until such time as an
attorney-client relationship has been established.