I am a Caucasian male 35 years old and was recently demoted and transferred to a sister mine. Last month on one of the belts that I was responsible for was cited and shut down for a 24 hour period. The week prior the belt coordinator over the east side of the mine and the haulage coordinator received 17 citations and two D2 orders halting production in the mine for a 24 hour periid. Both of these men kept their jobs and were not punished and they both happen to be African-American. In the letter and the intent of the law does this constitute racial discrimination in the workplace?
State/Country relating to question: Alabama
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Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX X'X an Employment Law litigation attorney here to assist you.Reverse Discrimination is certainly prevelant in the workplace. If you and these other two employees basically were involved in the same situation and they weren't punished and you were, that is a valid basis to claim reverse discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Here's a good link that outlines the law on this issue: http://www.EEOC.gov/facts/fs-race.htmlIf you believe you have been discriminated against, you should contact your local EEOC (www.eeoc.gov) office and speak with a staff attorney or an investigator about filing a complaint against your employer.
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