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African American Woman Angry About Racially Offensive Material at Work

Can You Be Fired for Objecting to Racially Offensive Material at Work?

It can be hard to stand up to your employer in the face of racial discrimination. You may worry that filing a complaint with HR will make your work life harder, or even result in termination. But can you legally be fired for objecting to racially off…
Native American Worker

Responding to the Threat of Native American Racial Discrimination

The public face of racial discrimination is usually an African American, or possibly Latino. However, members of any minority can face bias and prejudice at work and in their day-to-day lives. Tribal members, and others who identify as Native America…
Woman Who Was Harassed at Work

Harassed at Work: Can You Sue for Emotional Abuse?

When you are harassed at work, it can make you dread every shift and put your physical and mental health at risk. But can you do anything to stop it? Can you sue for emotional abuse if harassed at work? In this post, I will review the laws that prote…
Woman at Manufacturing Plant

What is Ford Motor Company Doing About Harassment of Women and African-Americans?

When a workplace turns hostile, it is often not just one employee who suffers. Even when only a handful of employees come forward to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it is often a sign that relief will take company-wide changes. At…
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Racial Slurs and Retaliation Drive EEOC to File New York Lawsuit

Is it ever okay for a supervisor to use a racial slur at work? Should an employer be allowed to fire you in retaliation for filing a harassment complaint? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently drew its line in the sand against t…
African American Woman Who Faced Discrimination at Work

Job Discrimination Against Black Women: Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, or Both?

Black women sometimes face serious discrimination at work. But it can be hard to tell whether job discrimination against black women is based on their sex, their race, or both. Find out what protections are available and what the differences are betw…
Row of Fishing Rods in Bass Pro Store

Bass Pro Settles with EEOC for $10.5 Million on Racial Discrimination and Retaliation Claims

For six years, the EEOC and Bass Pro Shops have been battling in court over whether the outdoor equipment retailer violated federal racial discrimination and retaliation laws. Now the parties to the Bass Pro discrimination claims have reached a $10.5…
Two Men Angry that Dishwashers were Called Slaves

Black Haitian Dishwashers Called "Slaves" EEOC Lawsuit Says

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit in Florida claiming a local hotel discriminated against Black Haitian dishwashers, including calling them “slaves”. The case raises the questions of whether discr…
Woman looking into office file cabinet at professional records

How Professional Records Help Your Discrimination Lawsuit

The first step in a discrimination lawsuit starts before you ever leave work. By gathering your professional records ahead of time, you can fight back against victim blaming. Find out what you should know, and what you can do before even meeting with…
Raciest Jokes at Work are Discrimination

Racist Jokes at Work: When Is It Discrimination?

When racist jokes fly in the workplace it can make every shift uncomfortable. When does racial harassment cross the line into discrimination? Is there anything you can do to stop the jokes? In this blog post, I will discuss the federal laws against r…

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