We’ve heard reports from employees over time that they are in a workplace and their co-workers are constantly making comments to them that are derogatory to their national origin, their race, religion, their color, etc and the question always is what can I do about it?


Your recourse is to go to your employer and if your employer has a policy or procedure for making a report or a complaint of discrimination. You will need to follow that policy, your employer is required to stop that kind of harassment at the end of the day. If that does not occur and you can establish that the work environment is  hostile you may have a claim against your employer for failing to stop the harassment.


Do you feel that a  co-worker has been making derogatory jokes about your national original?  Contact experienced White Plains Employment Lawyer Jane Gould to guide you.


This informational blog post was provided by Jane Gould, an experienced White Plains Employment Lawyer.