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Race Discrimination Lawyer In Texas

Despite being illegal, racial discrimination still manifests in many professional settings. However, state and federal anti-discrimination laws give you the power to fight back.

With over 15 years of experience navigating these sensitive cases, Holt Major Lackey, PLLC, has been privileged to serve clients in Austin and statewide. I am attorney Holt Lackey, and I have seen the devastating impact that racial discrimination can have on individuals and their careers. I am committed to advocating for justice and ensuring every worker is treated fairly and equitably.

Race Vs. Color Discrimination

While these two concepts are interconnected, they are not interchangeable. Both are illegal under the law.

Race discrimination is treating someone unfavorably because of their race, ethnicity or perceived racial characteristics. This form of discrimination goes beyond skin color and includes a person’s ancestry, nationality or cultural background.

On the other hand, color discrimination targets people based on their skin color or complexion. It can manifest in various ways, such as biased treatment toward individuals with darker or lighter skin tones, even within the same racial or ethnic group.

What Evidence Is Needed To Prove Race Discrimination In The Workplace?

Compelling evidence is essential to establish a case of racial discrimination in the workplace. This includes:

  • Direct evidence like discriminatory remarks, derogatory comments or explicit statements about a person’s race made by supervisors, managers or colleagues
  • Circumstantial evidence, including disparities in hiring, promotions or disciplinary actions among employees of different racial backgrounds
  • Comparative evidence is where you can compare the treatment of individuals of different races in similar situations within the workplace
  • Documentation and witnesses from emails, performance evaluations and witness statements can provide valuable evidence in race discrimination cases
  • Examining employer policies, procedures and past practices can reveal evidence of systemic discrimination

I am committed to representing victims of racial and color discrimination with compassion and personal attention.

I Am Your Ally And Advocate

At Holt Major Lackey, PLLC, I will stand by your side and work toward creating a more inclusive work environment in Austin. Call 512-982-1006 today or use my online form and schedule a free consultation without delay.