Racial Discrimination & Hostile Work Environment
Racial discrimination should not be tolerated under any circumstances. When racial discrimination occurs and persists to such a degree that a hostile work environment is created, employers may be held liable for either their direct participation in the hostile work environment or their lack of action to prevent one. Should such circumstances ever arise, employees are advised to contact an employment lawyer who can help them determine the best course of legal action.
Race-Based Hostile Work Environments
When racial harassment at work becomes so persistent that it is no longer possible for an individual to adequately perform his or her job duties, that individual likely could make the case that his or her work environment is hostile. Should an employer actively engage in or allow the following forms of racial discrimination to persist, employees likely have a legitimate claim against their employer:
- Racial slurs
- So-called jokes involving race
- Derogatory comments related to race
- Any other verbal or physical conduct based on an individual’s race
If you have experienced any of the above, immediately seek the legal counsel of an Austin employment law attorney. Our Austin legal team is dedicated to representing victims of workplace discrimination, and we may advocate on your behalf.
Consult With an Austin Employment Law Attorney
At The Melton Law Firm, our Austin employment law attorneys will aggressively pursue financial restitution from any employer who contributes to or tolerates a hostile work environment. To discuss the conditions of your work environment with one of our Austin employment attorneys, please call our offices at (512) 330-0017 today.