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Legal action taken against unfair employment practices

On Behalf of | Apr 1, 2019 | Employment Litigation

Many New York residents may feel that they are at the beck and call of their employers. They may believe that they have to do everything those employers say or risk putting their jobs on the line. However, if workers suspect that their employers are carrying out unfair practices or mistreating workers, they do not have to remain silent. If they face negative repercussions as a result of speaking out, taking legal action may be warranted.

It was recently reported that a worker in another state has filed a lawsuit against his former employer due to unfair employment practices. Apparently, the man worked as a manager at a 7-Eleven, and while in that position, he hired a transgender person and a black person. The franchise owner apparently took issue with hiring these individuals. The manager told the franchise owner that certain actions would violate the civil rights of one of the workers, and the owner reportedly became hostile to the manager after that complaint. 

Approximately one month later, the manager was fired. Now, he is pursuing $175,000 in compensation for the unfair employment practices carried out by the franchise owner and 7-Eleven. The corporation did not provide a comment for the report.

Though employers have authority in the workplace, it does not mean that they can do whatever they want. In fact, if employers violate employment law, it is wise for workers to consider what legal action they may be able to take to rectify the situation. New York workers with such concerns may want to speak with employment law attorneys to determine their best courses of action.