A Los Angeles employee has won $1.2 million court case after claiming racial discrimination. According to the man -- a Los Angeles police officer -- employee laws were broken starting in 2009. The man claimed that members of his police unit discriminated against him on the basis of his race. The man is African American.
In California, it is not acceptable for employers to discriminate against employees because of their race. Fortunately, employment laws are designed to protect those who suffer from this type of discrimination.
In California, employees are protected by employment laws that prohibit hiring discrimination based on race, color, ancestry or age. However, in a job market that has become increasingly competitive since the beginning of the latest recession, employers are using personal credit histories to make hiring and firing decisions.