Q: Discrimination during employment
What is the responsibility of an employer who did not attempt to prevent racial discrimination in the workplace, after several complaints from an employee, for discrimination against him, which eventually turned into physical abuse against him, and when he defended himself, he was fired along with the employee who attacked him?
A: An employer is responsible for appropriately responding to incidents of racial discrimination. It is advisable, however, to contact a lawyer soon after realizing your complaints are not getting addressed appropriately. What type of worker were you? How soon were you fired after making complaints? Was there ever any investigation done about the complaints? These are the types of questions your lawyer will want to know when evaluating a case. Remember when making claims with the EEOC that there are deadlines you must adhere to in order to prevent your claims from becoming barred.
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