A recent lawsuit filed by the Department of Labor against tech giant Oracle reveals the complexity of discrimination. In the race discrimination case, the DOL asserts that Oracles hiring pool was both over-represented by Asians, and thus discriminated against other ethnic groups (such as African-Americans and Hispanics) but also underpaid them relative to white workers. The complaint alleges that the company over-hired Asians, then paid them less for their work. Oracle denies the allegations.
Race discrimination occurs when an employer takes a worker’s race or national origin into consideration when making work related decisions. Discrimination isn’t not always blatant, and can include actions such as:
· Requiring job and intelligence tests
· Establishing appearance and dress codes
· English-only rules
· Discriminatory recruiting practices
· Using an arrest record as a basis for an employment related decision
If you believe that you may have been subject to race discrimination at work a private attorney can begin an investigation and bring an action on your behalf. For more information or if you believe that you have suffered any form of employment discrimination, please contact the experienced Atlanta race discrimination lawyers at Buckley Beal, LLP for an immediate consultation.