Race Discrimination Law

Race Discrimination Law

Rapaport Law Firm represents employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of race and color, in violation of local and federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). We have represented:

  • Employees who were rejected for advancement/promotion because of their race
  • Job applicants who were not hired because of their race
  • Employees who were subjected to less favorable treatment, including lower pay, because of their race
  • Employees who were subjected to grotesquely inappropriate and offensive remarks and slurs in the workplace.

We understand that successfully pursuing a legal claim for race discrimination necessitates an aggressive, well-planned battle against employers that are oftentimes willing to engage in underhanded tactics in their efforts to deny liability. We are proud of our firm’s 18-year track record of success in NY race discrimination cases. We have successfully battled against some of the world’s most powerful corporations – obtaining millions of dollars in settlements and judgments on behalf of our clients. We handle race discrimination matters in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and throughout the United States.

In our groundbreaking case, Mena v. Key Food, attorney Marc Rapaport achieved national recognition for aggressively pursuing claims that racial bias was pervasive at one of New York City’s largest grocery store cooperatives. The case received extensive publicity in the local and national media because our firm released audio tape recordings of executives using ethnic slurs regarding African Americans. The audio recordings of racially offensive slurs were instrumental in obtaining a favorable settlement for our clients. As a result of attorney Marc Rapaport’s victory in the Key Food case, the use of audio tape evidence by employees in civil rights cases has become accepted and commonplace. If you are seeking a NY race discrimination lawyer, call Rapaport Law Firm today.