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STUART and PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida. Race discrimination and gender discrimination can take on many forms and can sometimes be subtle. Research has shown that most individuals have unconscious biases that can affect the way they hire, fire, or promote workers. These biases can have a negative impact on minority workers and women. Workplaces have a legal duty to prevent harassment and bias on the job and in the hiring and promotion process. Yet, human resources doesn’t always do what it needs to do to protect workers. What are some forms that workplace discrimination takes, and what can employers and employees do to prevent it? Here are a few case studies.

According to Mother Jones, Facebook faced a lawsuit for gender discrimination and race discrimination when a female worker alleged that she faced an environment of harassment and discrimination. According to the allegations, women were ignored or belittled during group meetings in which they were the minority gender. One woman was asked why she didn’t just stay home with her kids and was critiqued for taking a personal day to volunteer at her child’s school. The plaintiff claimed that she was ordered to serve male colleagues drinks at a party. Furthermore, the employee claims that she faced harassment because she was Chinese. When an employee faces continued, ongoing, and persistent harassment that isn’t addressed or remedied by complaints to human resources, a company has a problem. If you have complained to human resources and harassment continues, or if you face retaliation for reporting race or gender discrimination, you may want to contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Address, P.A. Our firm can look at your case and fight to hold companies accountable when they don’t prevent harassment.

While diversity is a big issue for Silicone Valley where white males disproportionately outnumber females and people of color, race discrimination in the workplace is not limited to Silicone Valley alone. According to the Chicago Tribune, Dollar General is also facing race discrimination lawsuits. Based on the lawsuit, workers were subject to discriminatory background checks, which influenced hiring and firing decisions at Dollar General. The practice had a disproportionate impact on black applicants and workers. The case can have an impact on how employers hire and fire workers, particularly when it comes to the use of background checks. As it stands, some states are banning the box which requires applicants to reveal their felony histories. However, in many cases employers will still run criminal background checks after the initial screening process is complete.

If you feel that you were unfairly passed up for a job, failed to be promoted, or were unfairly fired due to your race, color, or gender, you have rights. The Law Offices of Stuart M. Address, P.A. are race discrimination lawyers in Stuart and Port St. Lucie, Florida who work closely with clients to help them seek justice for harassment and discrimination. Workplaces have a responsibility to follow the law. Unfortunately, many employers don’t change their biased practices until they face legal action from employees. You are protected from retaliation and other consequences if you are fighting harassment. You have rights.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/03/facebook-being-sued-gender-and-racial-discrimination




http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-dollar-general-employment-discrimination-case-0413-biz-20170412-story.html
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