A construction company in another state has had some pretty bad press recently after two former employees filed discrimination lawsuits. According to reports, this case has recently come to a close, as the business has decided to settle the case rather than fight things out in court. Sadly, race discrimination can happen anywhere. Colorado residents who find themselves in positions like these two gentleman may also pursue their legal options in order to seek compensation for their losses.
The plaintiffs in this particular case used to work for JL Schwieters Construction. During their time on the job, from September 2012 through December 2013, they were allegedly harassed by a supervisor on numerous occasions. The plaintiffs claim that this individual made a noose and threatened to hang them. They also say that this individual called them derogatory names.
The actions of one man made working for the company a nightmare for these two individuals. Rather than go to court, the company has opted to settled this case. According to reports, $125,000 will be paid to the victims. The court has also signed an order stating that the company must appropriately train its staff on harassment laws.
No one likes being bullied at work. Race discrimination goes beyond typical bullying, though. No one should have to endure being called names or be concerned for their physical safety while on the job, simply due to their race. With the assistance of legal counsel, Colorado residents who have found themselves in such situations can do as these gentlemen did and seek relief for any resulting damages through legal means.
Source: U.S. News & World Report, “Construction Company Settles Racial Discrimination Case“, Sept. 7, 2017