Court Decides that Racial Workplace Discrimination Suit Can Continue

Unfortunately, even though discriminating on the bases of gender, age, race, and sexual orientation is against the law, many people face this kind of discrimination at their workplace frequently. If you or someone you know feels like you have been discriminated at your workplace because of your race or gender, then it is important that you speak to a Tennessee employment discrimination lawyer right away. They will hear your case and make sure that you get the compensation you need for what you have been through.

In a recent lawsuit, Teresa Hernandez who was an employee at a hospital in the food service department claims that two of her supervisors made racist and offensive jokes in her presence. She also claims that when she spoke up about the comments she was ignored. As stated in the lawsuit, when Hernandez complained to human resources, she was suspended for telling a supervisor, “Maybe I’m not white enough.” Then a decision to terminate Hernandez was made and her supervisors were instructed to make a case against her.

The hospital asked that Hernandez’s employment discrimination lawsuit be dismissed because there were not enough incidents of offensive behavior to amount to a hostile work environment. The hospital also stated that it was unclear that the jokes and comments were intended for Hernandez. The appeals court decided that Hernandez found enough specific examples to justify her case against the hospital. They also decided that it didn’t matter whether the jokes or comments were intended for her.
The court decided that Hernandez’s lawsuit against the hospital could continue.

In Tennessee and all over the United States cases of workplace discrimination similar to this one occur too often to hard-working employees. If you or someone you work with feels that you have been terminated or discriminated against because of your race, age, or gender, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our caring and knowledgeable Tennessee employment discrimination attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to see to it that you receive the compensation you deserve for the discrimination you have suffered.

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