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Fighting For Justice

Protect Your Rights When Facing Discrimination On The Basis Of Race

Have you experienced racial discrimination as an individual or as a member of a group (such as the employees at your company who share your skin color or ethnic identity)? We want to know about it. Through our law practice, our attorneys carry on family legacies of providing legal action against discrimination on the basis of race or national origin. They are vitally interested in your case for your sake as well as for others in your shoes.

Members of the Ellwanger family have fought for equal opportunities for all for more than 60 years. Our founding attorney, Jay Ellwanger, is the son of David Ellwanger and the nephew of Reverend Joe Ellwanger, who were prominent civil rights activists in Alabama in the 1950s and 1960s. Rev. Ellwanger regularly took part in Civil Rights Movement strategy meetings and assisted Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his efforts to achieve equality for all people.

Our lawyers have represented clients in some of the most high-profile and significant racial equality cases in recent Texas history. Your racial discrimination case will be in good hands at Ellwanger Henderson.

How Have You Experienced Racial Discrimination?

You may have arrived at this page after a set of circumstances such as the following:

  • You were one of several applicants for a job or a higher position in your company. Your educational background and years of experience are similar to the other candidates, but you were not chosen – and the person who was hired or promoted was of the same race or ethnicity as the hiring manager(s).
  • You have been subjected to racial taunts, jokes and innuendos in the workplace. When you reported the offenses to your supervisor, you were ignored or told that you were exaggerating. You may have experienced retaliation after reporting the offenses.
  • Employees who look like you earn less for doing the same work as those with the same skin color as your manager.
  • You and your fellow workers of the same race as you are more often selected to do the most dangerous tasks in the workplace. Most or all of you have been exposed to hazardous chemicals regularly, whereas those in the majority are rarely exposed to them.

We are here to fight for your rights. Rest assured that our attorneys have family ties to the cause of justice dating back to the Civil Rights Movement. Today, we continue that tradition by seeking rights on behalf of all individuals, especially those in marginalized communities in terms of race.

Evidence Of Our Attorneys’ Commitment To Racial Justice

Attorney David Henderson, a named partner of our firm, is regularly sought after by national news sources for commentary on high-profile news stories involving race.

Attorney Jay Ellwanger helped African American and Hispanic workers at a facility in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport recover a $1.9 million settlement in compensation for the effects of a hostile work environment, along with other remedial relief.

He also achieved a $4 million settlement on behalf of 76 African American former employees of the Sara Lee bakery in Paris, Texas, who had been subjected to an ongoing hostile work environment settlement – the largest in the history of the EEOC’s Dallas office.

Let Us Hear Your Story

The topic of racial discrimination is huge. Millions of words have been written and spoken about the subject. Your case, however, is unique to you.

The first step in pursuit of relief is to get legal counsel. Initial consultations at Ellwanger Henderson are free. Reach us by email or by phone at 737-808-2260.