The employment lawyers at Fears | Nachawati are dedicated to representing individuals in lawsuits against employers. Fears | Nachawati has a team of Texas employment lawyers who are devoted to representing hardworking clients suffering from workplace injustice and civil rights abuse. Under State and Federal law, an employee cannot be denied equal employment opportunity because of an employee’s racial group or perceived racial group, race-linked characteristics (hair texture, color, facial features), or marriage to or association with someone of a particular race, ethnicity or color. Federal and Texas stat race discrimination laws further prohibit employers from making decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits or the performance of certain racial or ethnic groups. These laws apply regardless of whether the discrimination is directed at African-Americans, Whites, Asians, Latinos, Arabs, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, multi-racial individuals, or persons of any other race, ethnicity or color.
There are generally two basic types of race, ethnicity and color discrimination claims:
- disparate-treatment discrimination is when race is a motivating factor in how an employer treats individual employees
- disparate-impact discrimination is when an employer’s purported neutral policy or practice has a significant negative impact at least one racial groups, and the policy or practice is either not job-related and consistent with a business necessity, or there is a less discriminatory alternative that the employer has refused to adopt it.
Our compassionate and caring staff and attorneys are here to help you when you are not sure where else to turn. Our employment lawyers represent employees in a variety of claims, such as wrongful termination, unpaid wages, discrimination in the workplace, tip disputes, retaliation, employment contract disputes, and sexual harassment. Our attorneys are highly experienced and effective in Texas employment law. Our employment lawyers fight for the rights of every employee we represent, and it is because of this dedication to employee rights that we are successful employment lawyers with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio.