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University employee claims workplace discrimination after firing

On Behalf of | Nov 29, 2018 | Uncategorized

Obtaining a desired work position can be challenging. Unfortunately, many individuals in New York and other areas can face even more challenges to reach this goal due to having to contend with workplace discrimination. In fact, discriminatory acts from the same individuals can often lead to one person being passed over for a job multiple times.

It was recently reported that this type of scenario affected a person in another state. Apparently, the man had been hired at a university as a research associate. However, the man had a desire to teach and applied for teaching positions whenever they opened. After applying in 2013, the chair of the department and the individual in charge of hiring did not consider the man for an open teaching position.

The man applied for another teaching opening and was again passed over in 2014. After this incident, the man created an email for a fake individual, and the hiring staff would contact this fake individual about open teaching positions but would not inform the man. Still, the man would apply for the openings and was passed over, which happened in 2015 and 2016.

The man was eventually hired to a teaching position, but he was subjected to a hostile work environment and unfair disciplinary action. He believes that he was only hired as part of a plot against him. He was eventually terminated from his position, which led to his filing a racial discrimination lawsuit against the university.

Workplace discrimination is unfortunately not uncommon. In cases where workers are passed over for jobs or otherwise unfairly treated due to their race, legal action may be warranted. New York workers facing this type of mistreatment may find it in their best interests to consider their available routes for justice.