Many of the people that I meet with as an experienced New York Employment Attorney are Municipal employees which work for some governmental subdivision. The question arises frequently in that setting as to whether an employee who is being subjected to derogatory comments on the basis of race or national origin can do anything about those comments. Frequently we hear of situations where the individual’s boss doesn’t believe that whatever the employee is reporting is very serious. In that case, most municipalities have a procedure for making a complaint of discrimination or hostile environment based upon race, national origin, etc. The first place the employee has to go is through the internal complaint procedure. We try to assist the employee in that procedure; whether it’s fashioning a written statement or in navigating the verbal complaint process to ensure that complaint goes on record and followed through with the municipality.
Are you a municipal/government employee that is being discriminated or harassed? Contact experienced New York Employment Attorney Jane Gould to help you.
This informational blog post was provided by Jane Gould, an experienced New York Attorney for Employees.