A recent employment discrimination lawsuit has been filed against a Louisiana
company allege unlawful racial discrimination. According to the suit,
the man was employed as a night shift supervisor in charge of plugging
and abandoning wells. The man was subsequently terminated for alleged
poor performance concerning his operation of a piece of machinery. In
the lawsuit, the worker asserts that this allegation is false –
pretense – because the man never operated equipment. He also asserts that
he was not skipped over for promotion in favor of a unqualified white worker.
Unfortunately, such allegations –if true- occur far too frequently
in the work place. Employment discrimination does not refer to simply
one type of action, but may include several different types of conduct
that negatively affect workers on the basis of the race, color, sex, national
origin and religion.
Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against
employees, former employees and applicants for employment if they are
included in one of these “protected” categories.
Not only does discrimination refer to firing or not hiring some one because
he or she belongs to one of these groups, but it includes any instance
of using someone’s race, gender or other protecting category as
the basis for taking a negative employment action including failing to
promote, retaliation for complaining about discrimination, or transferring
to a less desirable location or shift.
For more information or if you believe that you may have suffered any form
of employment discrimination contact the experienced
Atlanta race discrimination lawyers at Buckley Beal, LLP for an immediate consultation.