Wisconsin employees may want to pay close attention to an employment discrimination case involving a major retailer. A Target employee in Houston, Texas, has sued the company for racial and disability discrimination as well as retaliation. He is asking for punitive and compensatory damages, reinstatement and attorney's fees.
The plaintiff has worked for the company in three different stores and in a variety of positions since 1993. He has two rods in his back and has been diagnosed with both dyslexia and autism. The lawsuit states that the conditions do not prevent him from performing any of his job duties. However, he claims his supervisors made frequent adjustments to his schedule and assigned him menial tasks.
Employment discrimination is illegal. When workers are treated unfairly based on their race, disability, gender or other protected status, they may choose to sue their employer for damages or for reinstatement of their position. A lawyer with experience advocating for clients who are victims of employee discrimination may help them file a lawsuit to hold the company responsible for their illegal employment practices.
Source: Southeast Texas Record, "Target sued by employee who cites racial, disability discrimination in the workplace", Matt Rusell, July 29, 2014