Newark, NJ asked in Employment Discrimination for New Jersey

Q: As a Black man, is being called a "Boy" in a confrontational manner considered discrimination?

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Jonathan Ian Nirenberg
Jonathan Ian Nirenberg
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  • Upper Montclair, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: It is impossible to know for sure whether the statement was meant to be discriminatory, especially without any context or other information. However, given the history of the use of that term for African Americans, it very well could be a discriminatory statement. You may want to try to schedule a consultation with an employment lawyer.

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