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Settlement results from worker’s discrimination claim

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2018 | Uncategorized

It is important for New York workers and those elsewhere to understand their rights. Without this information, they could face negative treatment at work and think that they just have to take it. Fortunately, there are many laws and regulations in place that work to protect employees from discrimination and other unjust actions in the workplace.

Of course, some employers may not abide by these laws, and workers could face unfair actions and negative repercussions. This type of situation recently affected a worker in another state. Reports indicated that an African-American employee was fired from his job after complaining about racist and discriminatory actions taking place on the job. The individual worked for a contractor as a backhoe operator, and the foreman reportedly used a racial slur on multiple occasions.

The employee complained about the foreman’s actions, but rather than seeing positive outcomes from the complaint, the worker was demoted while the foreman received no disciplinary action. The employee was eventually terminated from his position. As a result, the worker filed a legal claim for discrimination, which recently came to a settlement for $25,000. The company must also initiate anti-discrimination training.

When workers lose their jobs due to discrimination, it is important that they know that they do not have to sit back and do nothing. Because there are laws in place to fight against such injustice, New York residents who have been negatively impacted by discriminatory actions at work can take action. Interested parties may want to gain more information on how to do so by consulting with employment law attorneys.