Legal Remedies for Race Discrimination at Work
If you believe that your employer will not make a serious effort to handle racial discrimination issues that you are subjected to in the workplace, there are legal actions available that you may use.
New Jersey’s Superior Court handles violations of the Law Against Discrimination. If you choose to file your case with the Superior Court, you must file your case within two years of the date you were subjected to racial discrimination. The reason for this is the “statute of limitations.” The statute of limitations governs how long you have to file a particular type of case. If your case is not filed on time, the court may bar your claim.
If you win your race discrimination case, there are several remedies that you may be entitled to. One remedy is receiving the position you were unfairly denied, with back pay and interest. However, some may find this remedy to be undesirable if they believe they will continue to face actions of racial discrimination. Additionally, if the employee faced racial discrimination at a company they already worked for, any employee benefits lost or impacted by the discrimination may be reinstated. An employee can also receive damages for pain and emotional distress caused by the discrimination.
If you are worried about retaliation due to filing a claim against your employer or potential employer, the LAD also protects you and anyone that assists you from retaliation. Therefore, you should not be afraid to stand up against your employer if you are a victim of racial discrimination by your employer or your coworkers.
Essex County, NJ Race Discrimination Attorney
If you or a family member was subjected to workplace racial discrimination, you should speak with an experienced Essex County, NJ race discrimination attorney. The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi believes that no person should have to endure acts of racial discrimination at their workplace and we are here to fight for you. To schedule a free legal consultation, call us at (973) 453-4060, or contact us online.