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RACE DISCRIMINATION-Jacksonville Lawyers

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The Jacksonville law firm of Magid & Williams represents employees with claims of unlawful racial discrimination and harassment. Proof of race discrimination may be based on direct and/or circumstantial evidence. Direct evidence typically consists of comments that are made by a person who made or influenced the challenged decision that indicate the decision was motivated by race. This may include racial slurs, racial insults and epithets, and stereotypical comments. Circumstantial evidence of race discrimination may include evidence that the reasons given for the termination or challenged decision are “pretext” – that the reasons are false and not credible. Circumstantial evidence of race discrimination may also include evidence that the employee was treated differently than other similarly situated employees of a different race, if the inconsistency cannot be reconciled.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the Florida Civil Rights Act, prohibit covered employers from discriminating on the basis of race. The Civil Rights Act of 1886, 42 U.S.C. §1981, which was passed shortly after the Civil War, also prohibits race discrimination. Other laws may apply with regard to public employment. Those who believe that they may possibly have a claim for unlawful race discrimination should consult with the lawyers at Magid & Williams, PA.