Your Race, Nationality Or Religion Shouldn't Matter

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and various state laws including the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act and the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin or religion. Our firm represents individuals who have been discriminated against or harassed because of their race, color, national origin or religion. Race and national origin discrimination can take many forms including language discrimination and accent discrimination.

It is unlawful for an employer:

  • to make employment decisions based upon stereotypes or assumptions about a person's race, color, national origin or religion
  • to implement employment practices that negatively affect a certain racial, national origin or religious group

An employer also has a legal obligation to make a reasonable accommodation to enable an employee to practice in accordance with his/her religious beliefs. The term religious belief includes observance of a religious holy day or Sabbath.

It is also illegal to retaliate against an employee for:

  • opposing a racial, national origin or religious-based discriminatory employment practice;
  • complaining about race, national origin or religious discrimination;
  • filing a charge or complaint of race, national origin or religious discrimination;
  • testifying or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving race, national origin or religious discrimination.

Fight Back Starting Now

If you believe that you have suffered discrimination and/or if you have reported discrimination and believe that you have been retaliated against, contact the Law Offices of Louise A. Herman via email for a free consultation or call us at 401-400-3839.