Madia Law Represents Employees Who Are Victims of Racial Discrimination
Racial discrimination at work includes more than just name calling. It also means that employers can’t treat employees differently because of their race, ethnicity, or national origin. It is illegal for employers to discriminate based on race when it comes to wages, promotions, discipline, suspensions, or terminations.
Oftentimes, employers will claim that an employee was terminated for a reason other than race when, in fact, the real reason was racial discrimination. Madia Law has lots of experience dealing with this scenario. Once the employer has stated its supposed reason for termination, we take that reason and compare it to other employees in the same place as my client. Most of the time, other employees who still have their job are guilty of the same thing that the employer says motivated it to terminate our client. Once we’ve established that fact, employers usually want to settle the case rather than explain the real reason for discipline or termination of our client.
Madia Law represented “John” (name changed for confidentiality), an African-American man who worked in the warehouse of a large corporation for $13.39/hr and was racially discriminated against over a period of months. John’s employer refused to take corrective action when his peers threatened physical violence against him and called him the “n” word. John’s peers constantly used that word toward him, and his employer did nothing to stop it, even when he complained. John’s peers also used the derogatory slur “boy” when addressing him. When John complained about the slurs, his supervisor simply assigned him more work. When John asked to work at the cash register instead of the warehouse, his supervisor told him that he couldn’t because “things might get stolen.” John’s peers made “jokes” about African-Americans liking chicken and watermelon, yet still his employer did nothing to correct the hostile work environment and racial harassment.
Madia Law sued the employer for racial discrimination and ultimately obtained a settlement worth two years full pay for John.
Please note that every case is different, with its own unique facts. Just because John received a large settlement in his case does not mean that you will obtain the same amount in your case. You should contact Madia Law to discuss your race discrimination case in detail and get an accurate assessment of its value.
You May Be Entitled to Lost Wages, Emotional Distress Compensation, and Even Your Old Job Back
If you have been the victim of racial discrimination at work, you may be entitled to back pay and front pay damages, reinstatement to your job, emotional distress compensation, treble damages under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, punitive damages under Title VII, and your attorney fees and costs.
Contact Our Minnesota and Wisconsin Race Discrimination in Employment Lawyers Today
You must act quickly when it comes to filing a claim for racial discrimination. If you wait, there may be strict statutes of limitation that may bar you from filing a claim against your employer. Call Madia Law today to discuss your case. All consultations are free.