Florida employees who encounter workplace harassment based on race may be able to file a lawsuit against their employer. A 57-year-old man has done so against Boeing, alleging that he suffered racial harassment while working for the company in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Among the man’s allegations are that he was subject to racial slurs and that someone urinated on his desk and hung a noose over his desk. Boeing says none of the incidents were reported except the one involving the noose and that the employee responsible for that was fired. According to the man, he did complain to the company, and when he did so, in retaliation, he was moved to a building without air conditioning. The man also says that he was retaliated against by not being promoted while white co-workers who were less qualified were given those positions.
The man says he took medical leave after he was moved. He also says he suffered from a relapse from sobriety and entered the company’s employee assistance program. Boeing says that his allegations are without merit.
People who believe they are dealing with harassment or discrimination at work may want to contact Boca Raton, Florida, workplace racial discrimination legal assistance. Most employees are protected against workplace harassment based on race, ethnicity or other protected qualities under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. An attorney may be able to explain whether what the employee is experiencing constitutes harassment and what the employee’s options are. In many cases, the best approach may be to follow company procedures for reporting harassment or discrimination. People should also document any incidents and save email, voice mail or other proof. If a company is not responsive, the employee may want to file a lawsuit.