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Spitz, The Employee’s Law Firm’s Ongoing Fight Vs. Discrimination

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2020 | Employment Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination |

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Spitz, The Employee’s Law Firm’s Ongoing Fight Vs. Discrimination.

One of the race discrimination and sexual harassment cases that our employment discrimination lawyers recently filed made the news. You can read the article about case here.
You can also read the employment discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit that our attorneys filed in Texas here.Download
At work, you expect to be treated with basic respect – the same as anyone else. Whether you’re full-time, part-time, or the CEO; there is a level of conduct we are used to that allows us to work safely without being harassed. But for one Chief Operating Officer of a medical facility, that was far from the case. From reporting alleged unsolicited comments about his race, gender, and sexual orientation, to outright demanding these comments stop: One Chief Operating Officer has a lesson some employers need to learn from.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it against the law for employers to harass, discrimination and fire employees based on race/color, religion, gender/sex, national origin, age, disability.  The complaint details that racist comments to Samuel Mitchell, an African American male, about his Black genitalia and sexual performance, and even comments that commended Samuel for not being like “Most Blacks.” (Seriously, read the filed complaint here- we’re not making it up). The complaint details that his colleague regularly used references to “Nooses” and “Lynching” in normal conversations, even around HR reps with no repercussions for those creating what he believes was a hostile work environment. (See Employment Law: What Is Race Discrimination?How Much Racism Do I Have To Put Up With At Work?, and our FAQ about Race Discrimination).

The complaint further details that after Samuel filed a complaint about a colleague making racially-charged comments, he was wrongfully fired. So, not Only did Samuel’s employer outright refuse to hear his complaints, but when he brought them up, he was fired. What constitutes Race Discrimination? See some of our other articles that explain what to do if you think you are facing racial discrimination in the workplace, like

Thankfully, Title VII also makes it illegal for the boss, manager, or even the owner of the company to fire employees from making a good faith report of race discrimination or sexual harassment. (See Can I Be Fired If My Father Reported Race Discrimination At Work To HR?; Can I Be Fired For Reporting Racial Discrimination? I Need The Best Wrongful Termination Attorney!; Can I Sue If I’m Fired For Reporting Discrimination Or Sexual Harassment?). In reality, it is often easier to prove the retaliation claim than the underlying employment discrimination claim.

As this case is newly filed, our attorneys have geared up for a long hard fight if necessary. Rest assured, we don’t back down no matter who the employer. Our lawyers will keep you posted.

Spitz, The Employee’s Law Firm’s Ongoing Fight Vs. Discrimination.


The materials available at the top of this race discrimination page and on this employment law website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. If you are still asking: “What should I do if my coworkers says Lynch or noose “I’m being discriminated against because I’m African American”, “my boss makes racial jokes” or “How do I find the top lawyers to sue my company for racial harassment at work”, your best option is to contact an Ohio attorney to obtain advice with respect to race discrimination questions or any particular employment law issue. Use and access to this employment law website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The legal opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual lawyer and may not reflect the opinions of Spitz, The Employee’s Law Firm, attorney Brian Spitz, or any individual attorney.

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