California Government Code Section 12940, et al. prohibits harassment and discrimination in the terms and/or conditions of employment on the basis of an employee’s race and prohibits harassment based on an employee’s race. Furthermore, the law requires employers to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent harassment from occurring in the workplace.

The California Supreme Court has defined harassment as conduct that is outside the scope of necessary job performance; conduct presumably engaged in for personal gratification, because of meanness or bigotry, or for other person motives.


Harassment can be categorized into verbal harassment, physical harassment, or visual harassment. Verbal harassment consists of but is not limited to derogatory comments, slurs, comments and jokes. Physical harassment is defined as unwanted touching, assault and physical interference with one’s movement or work. Visual harassment includes derogatory cartoons, drawings, or posters, and lewd gestures. Additionally, workplace harassment can involve violence or threats of violence.

Race harassment can take many forms: racial slurs; offensive cartoons or e-mails passed around the office; condescending terms from a racial harasser; condescending body language, tone of voice or demeanor; color harassment; racist jokes; passing people of color over for promotion or raises, and so on. No one should ever be subjected to that sort of behavior. At Tumber Law Firm we take aggressive action against any workplace harassment that is motivated by discriminatory prejudice.


Tumber Law Firm is based in San Francisco, California. Our attorneys represent clients in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Monterey, Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, Solano, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Tumber Law Firm protects clients from harassment based on race, religion, age, sex, religion, color, sexual orientation, marital status, association, physical or mental disability, or other legally protected classifications; retaliation, discrimination, and denial of accommodation. Additionally we represent employees if they have not been paid the proper wages including overtime or minimum wage, or those not given the proper meal and rest breaks.  If you believe that your rights have been violated, CONTACT US to setup your free consultation to discuss this matter. We take cases on a contingency basis and collect no attorney fees unless we win your case.