Racism in Work Environment

Racism in Work Environment

shutterstock_216351322One of the saddest facts of modern day life is that some people are still bigoted. Every year for the last 15 years, I’ve had at least one case where a white supervisor or a white manager has called a black employee the n-word at work and meaning it. This is outrageous. This is the sort of behavior we don’t have room for in this country anymore. Fortunately, the New Jersey Supreme Court agrees with that position. A number of years ago, they issued a decision called Taylor v. Metzger. In that case, the white sheriff of Burlington County called a black deputy a jungle bunny.  The Supreme Court said that the use of such a racial slur is so bad that you have to go to trial and let a jury decide how bad it was. Now just imagine this:  if jungle bunny is enough to force a defendant to trial, think what the n-word will do. We all have to take part in fighting discrimination of this kind and this sort of vile racial epithet. It still goes on but piece by piece, case by case, we’ll stop it.

This short informational blog was provided by Allan Richardson, a New Jersey Discrimination Attorney.

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