Examples of the harassing conduct included persistent coded references to black employees as "you people," as well as offensive statements such as, "Black people are lazy," and "I better watch my wallet around you. According to the EEOC lawsuit, an over 40, African-American female employee who worked in loss prevention at several Sears stores in the Oklahoma City area, from until her termination in March ofwas passed over for promotion to supervisor several times beginning in in favor of younger, less experienced, White males.
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Visit this section of the EEOC website for facts about discrimination in federal government employment based on marital status, political affiliation, status as a parent, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Although discrimination cases usually involve historically disadvantaged or minority groups, discrimination is also illegal in instances where the victim is not a member of a historically disenfranchised or disadvantaged group.
Are you a member of a union? I work directly with you, explaining employment laws and helping you make decisions regarding settlements and employment litigation. PA: The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
Although the law doesn't prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision such as the victim being fired or demoted.
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In the lawsuit, EEOC alleged that the harassment of African American employees included multiple displays of nooses, the repeated use of the "N-word," and physical threats. The posting and training provisions of the Decree were also extended by two years.
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