Pennsylvania Racial & Ethnic Discrimination Lawyer

Illegal Treatment Based on Race or National Origin

Racial discrimination is alive and well in the workforce today. Discrimination on the basis of national origin is, too. Employers have learned to take it underground, but co-workers and managers are not always so subtle.

At McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., our employment law attorneys represent people whose civil rights were violated, blatantly or under pretext.

We Stand Up for Your Rights

If you were passed over for jobs or promotions, fired for reporting abuses, or subjected to unequal or demeaning treatment in the workplace on the basis of your race or national origin, contact us today. We represent protected classes of workers in Harrisburg, Dauphin County and south-central Pennsylvania and statewide.

Racial Discrimination in Hiring, Promotion or Termination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws discrimination on the basis of race, national origin or religion. Nonetheless, discriminatory treatment continues to limit the employment opportunities and career advancement of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and Middle Eastern (especially Muslim) workers.

We can determine if you have grounds to sue for damages for:

  • Failure to hire
  • Failure to promote
  • Racial/ethnic patterns in layoffs
  • Retaliation for claiming discrimination

Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

Employers are liable for discriminatory policies or condoned conduct of managers, supervisors or employees that discriminates on the basis of race, national origin or religion. Our lawyers have brought claims for a wide range of unlawful practices and hostile work environments:

  • Pay differential for similar work
  • Disproportionate placement in menial or hazardous jobs
  • Uneven discipline
  • Restrictions on "ethnic" clothing or hairstyles
  • English-only policies in the workplace
  • Racial or ethnic slurs
  • Physical manifestations of racism
  • Threats or assaults

You know what discrimination feels like. We know how to prove it

Call us at 717-260-3646 or 866-716-2315 or e-mail us to arrange a free initial consultation. In most cases, if we bring a lawsuit on your behalf, there are no attorney fees unless we succeed in securing compensation.

James McCarthy, Jr. is the contributing author to this content.