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Employment Lawyer Rutger Heymann is a member of the California Sate Bar and provides legal services throughout the San Jose and the South Bay Areas including the cities of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Redwood City and Foster City, as well as the communities within and adjacent to the Santa Clara Valley (Silicon Valley), from San Francisco to Gilroy, and from Walnut Creek to Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore and Hollister.


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The Law Offices of Rutger Heyman

4 North Second Street, Suite 550

San Jose, CA 95113


Phone: (408) 297-7100

Fax: (408) 297-7110


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Race and National Origin Discrimination and Harassment

Bay Area Racial Discrimination and Racial Harassment Lawyer

If you have been discriminated against or harassed by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job because of your race or national origin, you may have a race discrimination or race harassment claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

I, Attorney Rutger Heymann, have extensive experience analyzing potential race or national origin discrimination cases and litigating such job discrimination cases. If you are experiencing a hostile work environment as a result of race or national origin discrimination, or were terminated as a result of race or national origin discrimination, contact me online, or call my office at 408-297-7100.  

What is Considered Race or National Origin Discrimination?

It is considered unlawful to discriminate against any applicant for employment or any employee by reason of his/her race or national origin in regards to hiring, promotion, job training, compensation, termination or term of employment. Employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about traits, merits, abilities, skills or the work performance of certain racial groups is considered discrimination.

Ethnic slurs and offensive or derogatory racial comments are discriminating acts in the workplace. When such conduct results in an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment or otherwise interferes with an employee's ability to perform the job, such conduct constitutes racial harassment and discrimination. My law office is especially committed to asserting the legal rights of employees who have been affected by racial harassment or discrimination.

Claims for Discrimination on the Basis of National Origin in San Francisco, San Jose, and the Bay Area.

The Bay area workplace is more diverse now than ever, with native-born employees of all races working alongside immigrants from all over the globe. While it is reassuring to consider that our diversity is our strength, in many cases the true situation is not so pleasant. Misunderstandings and tensions involving race, religion, language, or nationality can arise on the job just as they do elsewhere in American society.

Contact an Employment Discrimination Lawyer

If you believe that you are being discriminated against, or harassed at work because of your race, ethnicity or color, you should be aware that laws exist to protect you from unlawful racial discrimination or racial harassment. Contact the employment discrimination Law Offices of Rutger Heymann in San Jose, California to speak with me and get reliable advice about your options if you have been treated unfairly at work on the grounds of your national origin or nationality. Please feel free to call 408-297-7100 or email me.

Woman of Color Subjected to Discriminating Behavior