In California, the Delano Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is an acute care hospital in California, which has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) because about 70 Filipino-American hospital workers, mainly nursing staff, were harassed and discriminated against since 2006. As a result, the hospital will pay $975,000 to settle the lawsuit, as well as the development of strong protocols for handling harassment and discrimination, and a language policy that complies with Title VII. The EEOC will monitor compliance with the consent decree. Read more: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-17-12a.cfm

Discriminating against an innocent individual or a group based on race or national origin may be prosecuted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, such as those individuals who are Muslim, Arab, Afghani, Middle Eastern or South Asian.  The law prohibits harassment or any other employment action based on religious affiliation, physical or cultural traits and clothing. For more information, see: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-relig_ethnic.html

Leeds Brown Law PC works to avail the rights of its clients in the area of discrimination law. If you or someone you know has suffered discrimination, a hate crime, or bias in the Long Island or New York City area, contact Leeds Brown Law PC at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation.