What can be done regarding a wrongful termination based on reverse discrimination?

What happened was that a black co-worker called the white co-worker

Asked on April 2, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It may be illegal race-based discrimination: it's not that the law says that minorities only may not be discriminated against, it's that no employee may be treated differently due to his or her race--which is what happened here. It would be worthwhile for the white employee to contact the federal EEOC or the state's equal/civil rights agency, to look into filing a complaint.


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