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Workplace discrimination suit alleges retaliation, harassment

| Aug 6, 2018 | Workplace Discrimination

Being treated unfairly can often leave a person feeling stung. In serious cases, such as workplace discrimination, the reactions may be much more severe, and understandably so. When workers in California and elsewhere are mistreated on the job due to their race, religion, gender or other protected status, they may experience a myriad of emotions and wonder what their best courses of action may be.

It was recently reported that a discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a company in another state. Reports indicated that an African-American man filed a complaint due to being discriminated against on the job. He has worked with the company since 2012 and stated that he was called a racial slur on his first day. He also claims that he was not given a promotion due to complaining about discriminatory actions.

The man believes that he was mistreated, retaliated against and harassed due to his skin color. He hopes to receive compensation for various damages, including emotional pain, loss of enjoyment of life, inconvenience and others. A representative for the company denied any wrongdoing and did not provide any additional comment on the pending lawsuit.

Workplace discrimination can limit employees’ advancement opportunities and also damage their personal well-being. If California workers believe that they have been unfairly treated on the job to a serious degree, they may wish to look into their legal options. Speaking with experienced attorneys could allow them to obtain evaluations of their cases in hopes of determining their best courses of action.