When it comes to racial or ethnic slurs, sexually inappropriate language or ageist remarks, there is no denying that it continues to thrive in the workplace. There is an overwhelming amount of reports of what is referred to as “water cooler banter.” Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Offensive conduct that rises to the level of harassment in the workplace is unlawful. This may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance. For more information: EEOC Website
Brandi Johnson sued her boss, STRIVE East Harlem founder Rob Carmona, after he targeted her in a slur-laced tirade. Johnson, a black woman, was awarded $280,000 by a Manhattan jury. Johnson recorded her boss, who is also black, repeatedly calling her the N-word. The eight-person federal jury awarded her $30,000 in punitive damages on top of the $250,000 it had already ordered Carmona to pay. Read more: Full article.
The attorneys at Leeds Brown Law PC dedicate a large portion of its practice to the area of employment discrimination. The attorneys at the law firm have represented individuals throughout Long Island and the New York City area in matters of employment discrimination.https://www.lmblaw.com/sexual-discrimination-harassment For more information, contact Leeds Brown Law at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation or visit the Leeds Brown Law website.