Racial discrimination in the workplace is a horrible thing. Such wrongful discrimination can be very harmful to employees. Thus, one hopes that employers make sure to not commit workplace racial discrimination and to take all proper steps to ensure their employees are not subjected to such discrimination.
The man alleges that the company's management subjected African-American employees to treatment that was different from the treatment of other employees.
Reportedly, the man made a complaint to the company about this alleged differential treatment. According to the man, after he made this complaint, the company terminated his employment. The man alleges that this firing was retaliatory.
According to the article on the Southeast Texas Record's website which reported this story, a lawsuit has been brought in a federal court in Texas by the man in connection to these allegations of discrimination and retaliation. The lawsuit names the above-mentioned company as defendant. It has been reported that monetary damages and injunctive relief are being sought in this lawsuit. One wonders what will happen in this case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this case underscore, racial discrimination and wrongful retaliation can cause significant harm to employees. No employee should have to face such wrongful conduct. Thus, one hopes that employers are held accountable when they engage in racial discrimination or wrongful retaliation against employees.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "African-American truck driver sues employer claiming disparate treatment," Michelle Keahey, Jan. 23, 2013