A former employee of Southwest Airlines has filed a lawsuit against the company for race discrimination, alleging in part that his coworkers were allowed to establish a whites-only break room. New York employees might be interested in the details of the case, which was filed in a federal court in Houston. The complaint alleges that black employees were subjected to extreme race discrimination by the airline.
A lack of diversity amid charges of outright racial discrimination continues to haunt the financial industry as well as others in the New York City area. Following similar settlements by Merrill Lynch in 2013 and Wells Fargo in 2016, JP Morgan agreed to a payout of $24 million in response to an allegation that black financial advisors were treated differently than their white counterparts. JP Morgan admitted no liability in announcing the settlement, which brings to conclusion a potential class-action lawsuit.
People in Long Island who are subject to discrimination on the basis of race at work might be able to file a lawsuit against their company. This was the case for an employee of the sports merchandise retailer Fanatics based in Jacksonville, Florida. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on the man's behalf.
According to a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former employee of Red Rooster, the fine-dining location in Harlem discriminated against black men. The plaintiff began employment as a porter in 2014 and earned a promotion to bartender in 2016. He said that he usually represented the only member of his race among the ranks of bartenders at the restaurant where he believes that management wanted to avoid placing black people in that position.
The report for fiscal year 2017 published by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows the extent of discrimination throughout American workplaces. People who feel they have been mistreated on the job in New York due to their race may be interested to know that 33.9 percent of the complaints sent to the commission regarded race discrimination.
Black employees working in STEM fields in New York and around the country are more likely to report on-the-job discrimination than STEM employees of other ethnic groups and races, according to a study. STEM fields include jobs in science, technology, engineering and math.
The technological innovations of Tesla Inc. might intrigue car buyers in New York, but the automaker's employees have been the source of multiple lawsuits. Three lawsuits originating from black workers accuse the company of racism. The newest lawsuit representing a man formerly employed at a West Coast factory is seeking class-action status. His court filings describe a workplace where supervisors and co-workers routinely used the N-word. The company allegedly ignored his formal written complaint about the racial slurs and then later fired the employee.
Unfortunately, many New York workers face discrimination at their jobs. There are multiple state and federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on race, national origin, color, sex, pregnancy, disability and religion. Proving discrimination may be difficult, but people might be able to use evidence of their employers' treatment of others to help prove that the actions against them were unlawful.
One might think that racial discrimination in the workplace has improved over the last 25 years, but research shows this is not the case. African American and Latino job seekers in New York face significant challenges just trying to score an interview. Then they are blamed for lack of effort.
Virtually everyone in America knows about Google. However, the office politics involved in running the successful company are less well-known. New York residents might like to know about what has been reported as a difficult environment in the company for those who are not white or male.