January 16, 2023 – MLK Day – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. strived for progress in racial equality during the modern civil rights movement. He sacrificed his life for global rights but he did not see it that way. His efforts were instrumental in the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act gave protections from discrimination in employment and led to the creation of the EEOC. The EEOC and the attorney’s at Thompson Legal Center continue to fight against discrimination in the work place. The EEOC investigates
Recently, our office has received an uptick in calls from people who had been subjected to harassment and a hostile work environment due to their race or color. However, they never made any formal complaints to Human Resources or their supervisor that they believed they were harassed. It is imperative that you complain about any discrimination or harassment you are subject to at work. You should follow your company’s directives regarding reporting of workplace harassment or discrimination.
We have also received a number of calls from people who have been subjected
The fight for #equalrights continues in the world’s workplaces. Today, in an historic appointment, the Catholic Church has appointed its first black U.S. prelate to be named cardinal. The Catholic Church is not unlike other employers, as it strives to provide a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace for its employees. In the United States of America under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, it is illegal for an #employer to #discriminate against an #employee based on that employee’s #race, #color, #nationalorigin, #sex, or #religion. If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your race,
This article from the Detroit Free Press is another example of racial profiling and discrimination. This is not a unique situation. We have had clients face the same situation in the Tampa Bay area. It’s shameful that 50 years after the civil rights movement, people of color are still facing this discrimination. As MLK stated, “Humans have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.”
We all must continue to fight for justice. If you have been discriminated in the
Racial discrimination is still present in today’s workforce. However, many companies and their employees feel that diversity in the workplace should play a role in their hiring and promotion decisions. A January 2019 poll conducted by Pew Research states that 75% of all respondents felt it was important for companies to “promote racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace”. Within that number, different identity groups based on race and political stance fell to different sides when asked about how that promotion of diversity should factor into the hiring process. For
Experiencing Race Discrimination in the Workplace?
Thompson Legal Center Can Help!
I read an interesting article (see below) on the “right way” for leaders to respond to discrimination, racism and racist comments in the office. These tips could be helpful for not only those in a leadership position but for anyone who is a witness to a racist comment or action. Unfortunately, race discrimination is still ever-present in today’s workplace. There are Federal and State laws designed to help protect employees from race discrimination in the workplace. Title VII of The Federal
Program Intentionally Discriminated Against Blacks in Its Hiring Process, Federal Agency Charges
MIAMI – Jacksonville Plumbers and Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (JPP), which sponsors an apprenticeship program that seeks to produce journeypersons to work in the plumbing and pipefitting industries in Northeast Florida, engaged in a pattern or practice of race discrimination by failing to hire black apprentices, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. Additionally, JPP’s use of arbitrarily scored interview criteria to hire apprentices has a disparate