The New York Human Rights Law, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 make it unlawful to discriminate against a person in employment because of that person’s race or color. Discrimination can take the form of harassment including racial slurs, offensive or derogatory remarks about a person’s race or color, or the display of racially-offensive symbols. Generally, these laws do not prohibit isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision. The harasser need not be an employee’s boss. He or she can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer. If you are a victim of discrimination based on race or an employer who is concerned about minimizing exposure or defending a race discrimination lawsuit, we have experience in litigating race discrimination claims.