Defendant's Attorney: Wesley Graham, Aaron Wynhausen, and Nicole Howell
Description: Davenport, Iowa civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a job discrimination (race) theory.
"Job discrimination based on race is illegal in the United States. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This means that employers cannot refuse to hire someone, fire someone, or otherwise discriminate against someone in the workplace because of their race.
There are a few exceptions to the law. For example, employers can discriminate on the basis of race if it is necessary to a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ). A BFOQ is a qualification that is essential to the job and that cannot be reasonably accommodated. For example, an employer may be able to discriminate against someone based on race if the job requires the person to be able to speak a certain language that is only spoken by people of a certain race.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against in the workplace based on your race, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC will investigate your complaint and may take legal action against your employer if they find that discrimination has occurred.
You can also file a lawsuit against your employer in federal court. However, you must file your lawsuit within 300 days of the date of the discrimination.
Here are some examples of job discrimination based on race:
An employer refuses to hire a qualified applicant because of their race.
An employer fires an employee because of their race.
An employer denies an employee a promotion because of their race.
An employer pays an employee less than other employees of the same race for doing the same work.
An employer creates a hostile work environment for employees of a certain race.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against in the workplace based on your race, it is important to speak with an attorney to discuss your legal options."
Outcome: 08/07/2023 35 JUDGMENT in favor of Amsted Rail Company, Inc. against Ronnie Braggs, Jr. Signed by Clerk John S. Courter on 8/7/2023. (btg) (Entered: 08/07/2023)