What can i do about being discriminated on my Race?

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What can i do about being discriminated on my Race?

I’m the only Hispanic with my employer. I’ve been taken advantage and lied to about bonuses and raises in order to have me do at risk jobs for them. They recently hired their oldest son and no longer need me so they have written me up for supposably speeding which is not true but the boss’s wife said she has

Asked on February 21, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Kansas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

National origin and racial discrimination are both illegal, and based on what you have written, this appears to be one or both. While actions may be taken against a minority employee for legitimate reasons (e.g. restructuring to eliminate a not-profitable department or unit; demotion, suspension, or termination based on actual performance issues; etc.), if they are making untrue claims about or against you and also are singling the only Hispanic out for negative treatment, this may well be illegal discrimination. Contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which enforces the federal anti-discrimination laws, about filing a complaint.


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