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Workplace discrimination complaints sometimes lead to retaliation

When issues arise in a person's workplace, he or she may want to take steps to address and correct the problems. Most places of employment have procedures in place that help employees file complaints when the need arises. However, some individuals may find themselves in an even more difficult predicament if they file complaints regarding workplace discrimination and end up facing retaliation.

New York residents may be interested in such a situation that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a man had filed a complaint with the hospital where he worked due to facing harassment and other negative actions directed toward him due to his race. After filing his complaint, the man was fired from his job, which he believes was an act of retaliation.

The man's wife also works at the hospital, and she and another former employee have also reportedly experienced negative treatment based on their race. The man has recently filed a lawsuit against the hospital, and other claims against the facility are being investigated. Representatives for the hospital denied that racial discrimination took place but did not provide further comment.

Workplace discrimination can undermine entire institutions. When any worker faces negative treatment based on race, gender, religion or other aspects of their lives, their work and personal lives can suffer. If New York residents feel that they were mistreated due to such circumstances or retaliated against for filing complaints, they may wish to consider taking legal action of their own. Consulting with experienced employment law attorneys could help interested parties better understand their options.

Source: news-leader.com, "Ex-Mercy worker claims racial discrimination led to firing in lawsuit", Brooke Crum, Feb. 4, 2018

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