New York, NY asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York

Q: The company I work for ask us to wear mask during second mask mandate, us asian first before taljing to other employees

He only said something to everyone when i ask him, is that for us asion only or every body. He rounded as asian first. Is that racism?

1 Lawyer Answer
V Jonas Urba
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A: Were you coughing or did you appear sick?

Everyone must be similarly treated. Not being treated similarly may be discriminatory unless it's an isolated incident or a petty slight or trivial inconvenience. Much depends on the specific facts, where it was said, who it was said to, who else heard it, did it materially affect terms and conditions of employment, does it support a pattern or practice, are there policies which address the issue, does it affect compensation or promotions..... the list is almost endless.

Take notes to yourself and keep records. If you face any disciplinary action call employment lawyers immediately to discuss. Good luck!

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