Have offensive racial comments caused you to feel uncomfortable in your workplace? Were you passed over for employment or a promotion because of your skin color? Are you segregated or physically isolated from other employees because you are a minority? Not only is this treatment unfair and cruel, but it is also forbidden by law in any aspect of the employment process. State and federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race as well as discrimination on the basis of any characteristic often associated with race, such as skin color, hair texture, or certain facial features. Employment decisions based on racial stereotypes about abilities or performance are also illegal. If you have experience racial discrimination in your workplace, you may be entitled to due back pay, raises or damages for any emotional distress. Contact the employment law offices of Carlin & Buchsbaum to begin building your case.