Dawicke Law
Jason E. Dawicke, Attorney at Law
Dawicke Law
P.O. Box 663
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Race Discrimination

Unfortunately, racial prejudices continue to run rampant through society and the workplace. Sometimes these prejudices are exhibited overtly through nooses and crude jokes. More sophisticated employers engage in race discrimination through more subtle practices designed to minimize the number of minorities actually hired.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and corresponding Ohio law prohibit employers from taking adverse employment action against employees because of their race or color. Importantly, Title VII protects all employees, regardless of race. Therefore, if you can demonstrate that your employer made decisions adversely affecting your employment based on your race or color rather than the merits of your work, you may have a race discrimination claim. In addition, Title VII prohibits racial harassment.

Race discrimination comes in all varieties. You may have been subjected to discipline for violation of a work rule that is not uniformly applied to all employees, passed over for a promotion, or not hired due to your race or color. If you feel that you have been subjected to some form of race discrimination, please complete the following form fields:

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Full Name:
Phone Number:
Email Address (if none, enter N/A):
Preferred Method of Contact:
Employer at Issue:
Form of adverse action suffered
(i.e. fired, laid off, demoted, etc.):
Date(s) of adverse action:
Please provide a brief description as to why you feel that you were discriminated against based on your race:
What reason(s) do you anticipate that your employer will offer as justification for taking the adverse action against you?
Submission of this form does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Upon review of your responses, I may offer to represent you. Unless and until you receive a signed letter from me confirming representation, I have not agreed to represent you. In addition, submission of this form does not relieve you from complying with all applicable statutory deadlines required for filing your claim(s) with the appropriate agency or court.