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Harassment case could interest Florida workers

Judging individuals based on their ethnicity, race, religion or other factors is a practice that many individuals would consider unseemly. Regrettably, many Florida residents often face harassment and discrimination due to such aspects of themselves and their lives. Employees may even be subjected to inappropriate comments and actions at their place of employment, and as a result, they may leave their jobs due to the hostile environment. In such cases, an individual could potentially have cause to file a legal claim.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit against AutoZoners, LLC, after an employee was reportedly discriminated against in another state. It was reported that the Hispanic worker was the victim of inappropriate racial comments and other harassment. The man felt that the environment was so hostile that he eventually left his position with the company.

The complaint indicated that the harassment lasted several months and that the actions were coming from coworkers as well as the general manager of the store. The EEOC filed the lawsuit on behalf of the former employee after no action was taken to stop the harassment on the company level. The suit is seeking back pay and other damages for the former worker.

Discrimination and harassment can easily make a worker feel uncomfortable in the workplace. Aside from the emotional factor of the situation, such actions are illegal. If a Florida worker believes that he or she faced such inappropriate circumstances at a place of employment, that worker may wish to consider potential legal options if supervisors and employers do not take the appropriate actions to fix the situation.

Source: infozine.com, "EEOC Sues AutoZone for Harassment", , Sept. 27, 2014

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