Shreveport, LA asked in Employment Law for Louisiana

Q: What can I do about hostile work environment?

Hello I have a situation with my employer. On Friday September the 4th 2020 i was working with two of my coworkers and my supervisor. They were talking with each other and my supervisor told them that the white man needs to be killed. After I overheard this I was so upset I had to leave work and I haven’t returned since. Iv told my managers and even called to open an ethics claim. I’m just wondering if this is considered a hostel work environment? I haven’t been able to return to work since that day because I feel unsafe and intimidated. What can I do? Thank you for your time.

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J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon
  • Leesville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: The supervisor's statement is evidence of a bias against white males. This, by itself, though, doesn't give grounds for an employee to quite reporting to work. You are at risk of being terminated for failing to report to work.

Go to work. Express your concerns with management. Do your job. If you feel you are treated differently than other employees because of your race, age, gender or some other protected status, then consult an employment law attorney.

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