Race Discrimination

Murtha Cullina LLP represents employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of race and color, in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; New York State and City law, as well as under the laws of other states.   We have represented employees and applicants for employment who have been discriminated against because of their race with regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

Ethnic slurs, and offensive or derogatory racial comments deserve no protection in the workplace.  When such conduct results in an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment or otherwise interferes with an employee's ability to perform the job, such conduct constitutes racial harassment and discrimination.  The firm is especially committed to asserting the rights of employees who have been affected by racial harassment.

We vigorously litigate claims in which an employer attempts to retaliate against an individual for exercising their rights under the anti-discrimination laws.  Indeed, it is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that the individual in good faith believes are discriminatory on the basis of race.  In addition, an employer may not retaliate against an individual for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation involving race discrimination.

For more information regarding federal law prohibiting race discrimination, please visit our Articles & FAQs page.  If you would like to consult with us or have questions concerning your particular situation, please contact us.