A Career Spent Fighting for Equality

Leiman & Johnson LLC are labor and employment compensation attorneys dedicated to fighting discrimination and unfair treatment in the work place. With over twenty years’ experience in complex litigation, negotiation, and mediation, we are experts at navigating clients through challenging legal situations and advocating for the optimal resolution to each client’s case. We do so with a deep compassion and sensitivity to our client’s needs and a broader vision of equity and justice.

Racial Discrimination and You

Racial discrimination occurs when you are treated unfavorably due to your race, personal characteristics associated with race, or your personal relationship or affiliation with someone of a particular race. While the law has technically forbidden practices and behaviors in the work place that are discriminatory or favorable to a particular race, the reality in many work places is quite different. Racism may be subtle or overt and, in the work place, can be expressed in the following ways:

  • Ethnic jokes, slurs, offensive comments due to race
  • Implementing a policy for promotion based on race
  • Refusing employment to individuals based on race, ethnic background, or national origin
  • Excluding individuals of a particular race, ethnic background, or national origin from management positions.

While there is a myriad of other ways in which racial discrimination can create a hostile, unwelcoming, and unsafe work place, you can pursue legal means to rectify such grievances. If you have lost a position due to race or were demoted due to race, you may be eligible to pursue legal action and receive compensation from your employer.

What You Can Do

If you or someone who know has experienced discrimination due to race, ethnic background, or national origin at the work place, please contact our racial discrimination lawyers Portland Oregon, for an initial, confidential, and free consultation. We will conduct an investigation in regards to the diversity policies at your workplace, supervisor, management training, and the company hiring practices.

Our attorneys will work with you to ensure you receive compensation for any lost wages, pain, suffering, unpaid wages, and other damages due to racial discrimination. In certain cases, it is possible that pursuing a broader lawsuit in federal court is necessary. In other cases, finding terms which would provide an acceptable, just, and fair settlement to the victimized parties is the reasonable path. In any case, we will work tirelessly to find the most favorable settlement for your particular case.