Tuesday, March 16, 2010

White Cop Wins Racial Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit against Latino Supervisor

We usually hear about the abusive White man in the workplace, and many discriminatory lawsuits are usually directed to “White” supervisors, managers and employers.

But this time, the victim who won a racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit is a white cop who claimed that he was discriminated upon by his Latino supervisor.

Officer Paul Waymire was awarded $125,000 for the pain and suffering brought by the actions of his supervisor.

According to the lawsuit, His Latino supervisor treated him differently because he is white and when he filed a discrimination complaint, he was denied promotion even though he is more qualified.

He was actually presented the state’s Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2005 for rescuing a 22-year-old man from a burning car.

With racial discrimination, it does not matter if you are White, Black, Latino or Asian.

And it does not matter if you are in the minority or not, everyone can be a victim.

That is why it is important to know your rights in the workplace so that you can avoid being a victim.

Under Article VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1984, it is unlawful for employers and people of authority to discriminate against a person on the basis not only of race or color but also his religion, gender and national origin.

By knowing your rights, you would know if you are being abused and you can take appropriate actions.

So if you think you’re a victim of discrimination, contact an employment law attorney for advice.