Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Racism at Mercedes Dealership

Racial and color discrimination is not only frowned upon but is also an illegal act.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal race and color discrimination in “every aspect of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, wages, benefits, work assignments, performance evaluations, training, transfer, leave, discipline, layoffs, discharge, and any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.”

For Garland Latta, racial slurs and hostile environment prompted him to file a racial discrimination case against his employer, Mercedes-Benz of Anaheim.

Latta alleged that “monkey” and the n-word were some comments he got from his fellow employees. The case was filed after the management ignored his complaints. Consequently, he stopped receiving his sales credit after reporting the incident.

The suit was filed at the Orange County Superior Court in April. It was only in October that he quit his job due to intolerable working conditions.

Racial discrimination is a sensitive issue which must be addressed immediately. For victims of this illegal practice, a racial discrimination lawyer may be hired to pursue a case against the employer. Other issues on employment laws may be handled well by a legal professional.