It is very important for employers to take all proper steps to protect their employees from wrongful workplace harassment (such as racial harassment, sexual harassment, national origin harassment or religious harassment). Wrongful harassment in the workplace can be extremely harmful to employees.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims that, while the man was with the company, he was harassed on the basis of his religion and national origin.
According to the EEOC, the man complained to the company about this alleged harassment. The EEOC alleges that the company failed to take proper actions in response to the man's complaints.
According to the EEOC, the man eventually quit his job as a result of the alleged religious and national origin harassment.
The EEOC has brought a lawsuit in a federal court against the aeronautical services company in connection to these allegations. According to a press release on the EEOC's website, this lawsuit is asking for both injunctive and monetary relief.
Wrongful harassment like that alleged in this case can cause a great deal of harm to employees. Thus, one hopes that employers are held accountable when they engage in conduct like that alleged in this case. No employee should have to worry that they will be subjected to wrongful harassment at work.
Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, "Aviation Company Sued by EEOC for National Origin and Religious Discrimination," Sept. 5, 2012