Facebook has been sued by two employees after not responding to their repeated complaints of workplace harassment at a company data center in North Carolina. CNET reports that the race discrimination lawsuit filed on November 22, 2016 in US District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Facebook allowed retaliation against two black employees who reported discrimination "to fester and continue" despite the workers' many complaints.
A Tesla assembly line worker, DeWitt Lambert, has sued the car maker for racial harassment and discrimination. Lambert, who worked at Tesla's California-based manufacturing plant alleges that he was the victim of "racial slurs and lewd behavior" for more than a year.
Former UC Berkeley Law School Dean Sujit Choudhry, who resigned amidst allegations of sexual harassment and preferential treatment, claims that he is the victim of race discrimination.
A woman has sued the Getty Foundation alleging she was turned down for its Multicultural Undergraduate Internship because she is white.
Last October, the California Senate unanimously passed the California Fair Pay Bill - one of the most protective equal pay laws in the country. While this was a giant leap in protecting women facing wage discrimination in California, a recent proposal from a state lawmaker wants to expand the law even further to protect employees from racial discrimination.
In an important step toward upholding civil liberties of Californians, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new racial profiling bill last October that seeks to eradicate racial bias across the state. While many people think we are living in a post-racial era, recent news headlines regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, and EEOC charge statistics show race discrimination is still a major problem. This is why the bill that Gov. Brown signed into law is such a crucial piece to battling race discrimination in California and beyond.
Are you thinking about suing your employer for race discrimination? While this type of unlawful employer behavior is the most common in the United States according to current EEOC charge statistics, you may want to reassess your situation before contacting an employment attorney. This is because, while race and national origin often overlap, many employees mistake race discrimination for national origin discrimination. And although they may sound the same, California and federal employment laws address each protected class separately. This common mistake is easy to make since your race is usually connected to your national origin. So, how do you know if you're being subjected to workplace discrimination due to your race, or if it's related to your national origin?