Discrimination based on color can occur when an employer fires an employee over a coworker of the same race with lighter skin. Color discrimination can arise from racist myth that lighter skin makes an employee more intelligent, reliable or trustworthy than someone with darker skin. Such discrimination is illegal under both State and federal law.

For further information on discrimination, please visit our sister site,

Explore the following types of illegal activity in employment:

Your free consultation with one of our attorneys is just a phone call away. You can reach us any time of day at

(877) 277-2950 Toll Free

An experienced workplace rights lawyer is standing by to fight for you.

Office Locations

The Spivak Law Firm only accepts California, Washington D.C., and New York cases.

For further information about your rights at work Click Here