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Combatting Workplace Racial Slurs And Jokes

Florida employers are required to provide a safe working environment for all employees, regardless of race, color or national origin. This applies not only to physical threats, but also to racist jokes and slurs that are used or promoted in the workplace. Such slurs and jokes could be considered as causing or contributing to a hostile workplace.

If you’ve been harassed with jokes and slurs based on race, contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boynton Beach. Our firm’s founding attorney, William M. Julien, has more than 29 years of experience in employment law, dedicating a great deal of his practice to the aggressive representation of people facing discrimination and hostile workplaces. He and our other attorneys have a solid track record of success in these kinds of cases and will be glad to discuss your concerns with you.

Inappropriate Racial Language And Communication Takes Many Forms

State and federal laws are intended to protect employees from a hostile workplace. This means that managers and co-workers cannot harass you or allow workplace behavior that can make a reasonable person uncomfortable. This includes:

  • Crude jokes and remarks
  • Racial slurs
  • Other racially hostile comments that are severe, recurring and/or pervasive
  • Drawings, signs and printed material meant to demean or mock those of a different race
  • Objects meant to threaten or intimidate, such as hanging a noose

If you feel you are being forced to quit – or that you have no choice but to endure the harassment if you want to keep your job – you are in a hostile workplace.

Discuss Your Legal Options With Our Attorneys For Free

If you are afraid of going to work or are being physically threatened at work, call the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., immediately to schedule a free initial consultation. Contact us online or call 561-560-5597. We serve clients throughout Florida, and we take most cases on a contingency fee basis, so you owe no attorney fees unless we successfully resolve your case.