Filing a lawsuit may seem like a drastic step to some individuals. However, legal action often has the potential to rectify unlawful situations that would otherwise continue unchanged. For instance, if New York workers are the victims of employment discrimination, legal claims could potentially ensure that the victims have the opportunity to seek justice.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently filed a lawsuit in another state due to such circumstances. Reports indicated that one man was fired from his job after filing complaints about the actions of his supervisors. The lawsuit apparently covers this man and other workers who were negatively affected. The report stated that the suit was filed due to the supervisors making racial slurs in regard to the man and other workers, who are African-American.
Though the workers filed complaints about their supervisors, the behavior continued, which eventually led to the need for legal action. The EEOC is apparently looking to use the suit in efforts to have the company change its practices. Additionally, they are also looking to gain compensation for the workers who were negatively impacted by the discriminatory actions.
Racial discrimination in any form has no place on the job, or anywhere else for that matter. Unfortunately, as this case shows, many people face employment discrimination that causes them to suffer unnecessarily. If the situation cannot be rectified through internal complaints, filing lawsuits may become an appropriate course of action. New York residents who are in such a predicament may wish to find out more information on their legal options.
Source: philly.com, “EEOC sues Aqua America for racial discrimination,” Jane M. Von Bergen, Oct. 4, 2017