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Amusement park worker files race discrimination lawsuit

On Behalf of | May 22, 2020 | Employment Law

Many Michigan employees may face hurdles at work that make it difficult for them to advance. However, some workers may face issues relating to promotion and salary for no other reason than their race. Unfortunately, race discrimination can negatively affect good workers who only want to do their jobs in a civil environment and be properly compensated.

One worker in another state recently filed a lawsuit against his former employer due to experiencing discrimination on the job. According to reports, the man, who is African-American, was a human resources manager at an amusement park. He began working in Jan. 2019, and his starting salary was $45,000. His salary was supposed to increase to $50,000 after 90 days of work. However, due to his position, the worker had access to other employees’ salary information and found that white workers were paid significantly more for similar level work.

The man also stated that he faced discriminatory treatment from other workers at the park, including a food services manager who would not take his order and a ride operator who used racial slurs to refer to African-American workers. The man-made reports of the various issues to management, but no action was taken. After facing and witnessing a number of other discriminatory events at the park, the man resigned from his position and filed suit against the company.

Race discrimination is a matter that must be taken seriously by employers, and it is not something that should be allowed to fester in the workplace. Unfortunately, as this case shows, some employers do not take the necessary action to combat unfair and illegal treatment of workers. If Michigan employees believe that they have been mistreated on the job due to their race, they may wish to gain information on their legal rights and how they can seek justice.