Race Discrimination

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Race Discrimination

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While racial discrimination in the workplace is far less common than it was 50 to 75 years ago, it nonetheless still exists and remains a condition that society will not tolerate. As we spend so much of our lives at our places of employment, the perception of racial discrimination in the workplace is a particularly unwanted and unpleasant experience. Fortunately, both federal and Idaho State laws provide protection against racial discrimination. No matter your race, you are fully protected by such laws.

Today, racial discrimination can come in many different forms. In a company where no single racial group predominates, it can occur in the company’s unwillingness to take appropriate actions after learning that your immediate supervisor is discriminating against you because of a dislike of your racial origins. Alternatively, it might be more subtle, such as the perceived feelings of discrimination felt by a lone African American working at a company with an overwhelming Caucasian workforce or those experienced by an Asian American working in a company where African Americans predominate. No matter the reason or cause of race discrimination, whether it comes from a group of employees whom management chooses not to confront after receiving discrimination complaints, or from a single manager or supervisor unfairly targeting an individual due to race, intentional discrimination based on race is not only emotionally scarring and hurtful, but it is also illegal.

If you live in Idaho and you believe that you have been a victim of racial discrimination, your first move should be to contact a law firm that specializes in race discrimination law in the workplace. Fortunately, such a firm exists in Boise, Idaho Employment Law Solutions. Headed by Lieutenant Colonel USMC (Ret.) R.A.(Ron) Coulter, Esq., the firm specializes in these related fields of the law, and for a small initial consultation fee, we will give you a preliminary estimate concerning whether you may have a potential racial discrimination claim.


Race discrimination in the workplace occurs when, due to your race, you are treated unfairly by your employer and are subjected to an adverse employment action. The adverse employment action can arise from any phase of your employment, including but not limited to your hiring, training, job assignments, salary, fringe benefits, applications for promotions, layoffs or termination.

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A respected member of the Idaho State Bar and of the local African American community, combining the determination and work ethic of a Marine who rose through the ranks due to his demonstrable talents with a seasoned and analytical legal mind, Mr. Coulter will advise you as to the strengths and weaknesses of your potential racial discrimination legal claim. If he and his firm determine that you have been discriminated against because of your race, they will work tirelessly on your behalf and guide you through the complex legal process. You could ask for no better advocate to protect your legal rights.

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. If intentional discrimination occurs and can be proved, the Act provides that the plaintiff can recover compensatory and punitive damages. Amended several times since its passage, the Act remains the most powerful and effective federal statute to combat intentional discrimination due to race or skin color.


To be successful, a plaintiff filing a racial and color discrimination claim must prove the following four elements:


Examples of racial and color discrimination include, but are not limited to the following conduct which occurs in the workplace:
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Idaho Employment Law Solutions is an African-American and Veteran-owned law firm that provides quality and efficient legal counsel to businesses, organizations, employers/employees, and individual multi-cultural clients located in Idaho.

Idaho Employment Law Solutions is skilled in handling charges of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, race, national origin, and pregnancy submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Idaho Human Rights Commission, the Idaho Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor. Idaho Employment Law Solutions has extensive experience in handling employee complaints about discrimination or harassment before those complaints become official charges of discrimination. Idaho Employment Law Solutions is experienced in guiding its business clients through sexual harassment investigations and provides advice on a case-by-case basis about the most effective way for the employer and employee to address discrimination claims. Contact us today at (208) 401-9343.

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I highly recommend Attorney Ron Coulter for his exceptional consultation services. From the moment I met with him, I was thoroughly impressed by his informative and phenomenal guidance. Facing uncertainty about how to proceed with my legal matters, Attorney Coulter skillfully mapped out a step-by-step plan for me, using excellent scenarios that clarified the complex issues at hand. His extensive expertise across various legal areas was evident as he addressed my questions with clarity and precision. Despite my eagerness to hire him on the spot, Attorney Coulter patiently explained the necessary process I had to navigate before reaching that decision. Furthermore, he went above and beyond by providing valuable referrals for my future legal needs. His professionalism, knowledge, and commitment to client understanding make him a standout choice for anyone seeking legal counsel.
Tamara Reynolds, M.Psy, DHA
I was involved in an administrative procedure which could have ultimately led to my termination of employment. I contacted Idaho Employment Law Solutions which is owned and operated by Ron Coulter, a career U.S. Marine Corps Officer. The qualities that impressed me most about Ron, was that nothing was “sugar coated”, Ron was up-front, straight forward, and Ron told me what to expect at each phase of the administrative process. When I asked a question, Ron always took care to provide a complete answer which very often included a follow-up legal analysis that a lay person could understand. Ron is an outstanding and experienced employment law attorney. He was reassuring and effective in his representation of me in this administrative procedure. There is no doubt, that the selection of Idaho Employment Law Solutions was the correct choice
Charlene Hamilton
Ron Coulter at Idaho Employment Law Solutions has been an essential part of my small business team for over 16 years. He worked with my company to develop company handbooks, employment contracts, and employee training. His preventative work was key to our success when faced with an actual employee contract dispute in court. I am grateful to Ron’s attention to detail, phenomenal work ethic, and genuine care for his clients. Idaho Employment Law Solutions is a great partner for small businesses who want to succeed.
Codi Galloway
Ron Coulter at Idaho Employment Law Solutions provided knowledgeable guidance and respectful support during some particularly troublesome times with a former employer. Ron has extensive expertise and knowledge in many legal areas and was always willing to address my concerns with honesty and directness. Ron not only exceeded my expectations with the knowledgeable information he provided in a very timely manner, but he also made me feel like he cared for me as a person. After each visit, I felt like I was better equipped to confidently make informed decisions. In a stressful time, Ron left me feeling like I had a friend I could rely on as I navigated a difficult situation and had to make tough decisions. I highly recommend contacting Ron for your employment law needs.
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