Discrimination can often leave employees feeling like they have to put up with derogatory comments if they want to keep their job. Discrimination is a major problem that is seen throughout the country. As a Seattle employment discrimination lawyer, I understand how difficult it can be to work in a bullying environment. The Denver Post news station reported about the owner of a King Soopers in Lakewood, Colorado who is required to pay $80,000 to a mentally challenged employee that was allegedly bullied by two co-workers. The King Soopers grocery chain is an affiliate of Kroger, the parent company of QFC and Fred Meyer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit in 2009 claiming that two supervisors repeatedly teased and bullied the employee about his learning disability. This bullying ultimately resulted in the employee’s wrongful termination from his position within the store. This wrongful termination violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the owner of the King Soopers was ordered to pay considerable compensation.
Even though this incident of discrimination occurred in Colorado, many local businesses in Kent are also unaware of discrimination and how it effects their employees. Race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability are all forms of devastating discrimination. Harassment of any kind is illegal in the workplace and it can leave employees suffering from emotional and physical pain.
If you believe you have been treated unfairly in the workplace and have questions concerning your case, then contact a dedicated Kent employment discrimination attorney to discuss your options and legal rights. No one should have to live with negative comments and bullying in their place of work. Recognizing and understanding employment law is difficult, if you have an employment issue that needs legal representation, contact us today. For more information and a free consultation, call me at Premier Law Group at (206)285-1743.