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Employment disputes can arise over discrimination claims

| Jul 6, 2020 | Employment Disputes |

Employers have a lot to handle in the daily operations of a business. They are often in charge of ensuring that the necessary tasks are completed appropriately and that employees are carrying out their duties and behaving properly. Still, employment disputes can come about if workers believe that they were mistreated in the workplace, and employers can end up having to contend with litigation.

California readers may be interested in such a situation currently underway in a nearby state. According to reports, a Black man who was previously employed at a superstore has filed a lawsuit claiming that he faced harassment and racial discrimination on the job. He claims that co-workers made inappropriate comments related to his race and that he was disciplined for wearing a hooded sweatshirt to work, while other workers were not disciplined for the same attire.

The man stated that he complained about the unfair treatment, but it allegedly continued. The worker also claims that he faced retaliation in various forms, including being fired, after filing the complaint. The company for which the man worked did not provide a comment regarding the lawsuit other than to indicate that the company embraces diversity and respect in the workplace.

When a company faces claims of discrimination, it can be a difficult ordeal to handle. Lawsuits can take time and resources away from daily operations, but when employment disputes arise, they must be handled as best as possible. California employers facing such claims will certainly want to explore their legal options to determine the most viable ways to defend against such allegations.