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Worker accuses former employer of race discrimination

Nationwide, including in Florida, it is against the law to treat one employee differently or less favorably than another based on a range of aspects. These include a worker's immigration status, national origin, descent, color or race. Federal and state laws prohibit such practices, and workers can take action against employers who allow race discrimination in their businesses.

A project managing company in another state is facing a lawsuit that was recently filed by a former employee alleging racial discrimination. The worker claims the employer violated the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against him. He also accuses his former employers of creating a hostile workplace environment, retaliating against him, and, ultimately, terminating his employment.

The plaintiff contends he was subjected to workplace discrimination by another employee in early 2014. The actions allegedly included degrading racial comments and harassment. Furthermore, the defendant failed to take appropriate action after the plaintiff filed a complaint. Racial comments were allegedly allowed to continue, and an earned promotion was not processed. Instead, he was fired.

The worker accuses the company of terminating his employment in retaliation after he exercised his rights as an employee. Any employee in Florida whose race, religion or another status is used to harass him or her is entitled to pursue legal action to obtain recovery of damages. With the support and guidance of an experienced employment law attorney, it may be possible to get reinstated if that is what is desired. Furthermore, past and future financial losses -- including missed promotion compensation and other benefits -- may be claimed.

Source:, "African-American man accuses former employer of racial discrimination", Louie Torres, July 5, 2016

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