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Discriminatory hiring practices and the use of racial epithets are just some of the reasons former Norfolk shipyard employees say they have filed a lawsuit. Seventeen former employees say that Lyon Shipyard, Inc. discriminated against them based on their race. Court documents reveal that supervisors referred to African American employees using racial slurs and paid them and Hispanic workers less than their white counterparts.

The plaintiffs say that was far from the end of the mistreatment. Racist graffiti at work sites included swastikas, KKK insignia and the “N” word. One employee says their co-worker tied a noose and waved it on board the deck of a Navy ship. When supervisors were told of such problems, none of the concerns were addressed.

Unfortunately, the plaintiffs say the mistreatment extended into the kind of work they were assigned, too. Jobs thought of as dirty, difficult and dangerous were assigned to minority employees more frequently than white ones. Even when taking on such duties, Hispanic and African American employees were paid less than their white counterparts, they say.

It is hard to believe that in 2017, this kind of abhorrent treatment is still occurring. One would hope that the merits of a worker would be judged based upon their work ethic and skills, not the color of their skin. These employees have every right to pursue a lawsuit against such unfair employers. Discrimination like the aforementioned behavior isn’t just unethical, it’s illegal. We can only hope that the people who acted in this way are held responsible for their actions.

Have you been a Victim of Race/Color Discrimination?

Where you denied a  job opportunity because of your race? Are you being discriminated against because of the color of your skin? These are serious situations that should be dealt with accordingly.

With a Virginia employment attorney on your side, you know your rights will be protected at all times.

Lafontaine Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Inc., a well known car dealership based in Highland, Michigan, has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a racial harassment lawsuit.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that filed the lawsuit, the dealer “unlawfully subjected a black employee to a racially hostile work environment.”

The lawsuit notes that an African American detailer for the dealership was abused with racial jokes and slurs, including the use of the “N-word.”

Race discrimination, among other types, is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In addition to paying the man $75,000, the dealership must provide anti-discrimination training to all supervisors, managers, officers, and HR personnel. Furthermore, it must create a new anti-discrimination policy to ensure that this problem does not come to the forefront again in the future.

Employment Lawyer – Cindra Dowd

The law strictly forbids race/color discrimination in any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, job responsibilities, pay, layoff, promotions, benefits, and training. It is against the law to harass an applicant or employee because of their race or skin color.Harassment is a broad term that covers a variety of situations. For example, this could include a racial slur or making derogatory remarks.

Where you denied a  job opportunity because of your race? Are you being discriminated against because of the color of your skin? These are serious situations that should be dealt with accordingly. With anemployment attorney on your side, you know your rights will be protected at all times. Contact Cindra Dowd today 877-544-5323.

Skanska USA Building, a construction company located in New Jersey, will pay $95,000 to settle a retaliation and racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

According to the lawsuit, Skanska directly violated federal law when it allowed workers to racially harass a group of African American employees. Furthermore, the company then fired these employees when they complained about the way they were being treated.

To go along with the settlement of $95,000, the consent decree adds the following:

“The three-year consent decree settling the lawsuit enjoins Skanska from subjecting employees to racial harassment or retaliating against any employee who lodges a discrimination complaint. The consent decree also requires defendant to provide in-person training on race discrimination and retaliation, maintain records of any complaints of racial harassment, and provide annual reports to the EEOC.”

Virginia Employment Lawyer – Cindra Dowd

Where you denied a  job opportunity because of your race? Are you being discriminated against because of the color of your skin? These are serious situations that should be dealt with accordingly.

The law strictly forbids race/color discrimination in any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, job responsibilities, pay, layoff, promotions, benefits, and training. It is against the law to harass an applicant or employee because of their race or skin color. Contact Cindra Dowd to discuss your situation 877-544-5323.