What can she do to legally because the harrasing has not stopped. And the boss/ manager has not done anything about it. He also disrespects the employees. What steps can she take to stop the harrasing. She is not like for one reason she is one of two african american employees that work there.
She is being harassed because she is Black, for her doing her job well ,For her doing everything right and needing little to no help, for her showing up to work everyday and theres nothing to complain about so they make up false statements.
Thank you for your follow-up.If she is being harassed without cause, then that is potentially actionable. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the American With Disabilities Act(s) your friend is entitled to not be mistreated due to factors such as her age, gender, race, religion, national origin, creed, or disability if any. Simple harassment is not actionable, but if harassment is based on the factors I listed, it may violate state and federal law. Your friend should contact Human Resources at her employment and request that they investigate by claiming that she is unreasonably being exposed to a hostile work environment. Then, if HR is unable or unwilling to help, she can go to the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) in her area and file for a grievance against the employer. This is a good option once she attempted to resolve this issue directly and without any success.Hope that helps.
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