June 2011

American Indian Tribes May Be Able to Discriminate

I work for an American Indian tribe. I am white. I am the only white person that they have hired. Many of my friends have applied to work for the tribe but they simply refuse because the people are not American Indian. Is that legal?

By Deskin Law Firm

Is My Employer's Conduct Considered Unlawfully Discriminatory?

I am African-American and have been working for my employer for 3 years. Many new people have been hired over time, White, Latino and some African-Americans. It seems like the managers in the store are all White. I have applied for a Manager position a few times and have been told "No" in a very friendly way, but I have more experience than most of the people that get management positions.

Feeling Like Being at Work is Intolerable?

My employer got mugged by a Latino man and lately he has been openly hostile to me. I am Latino, but I have worked for him for 2 years, so I do not know why he is taking it out on me. Is this legal?

By Deskin Law Firm

Supervisor is Putting Me Down Because I am Doing Better Than He Is

My supervisor has told me that I have no future with the company and can't count on getting another raise. He doesn't like me because I am a woman and I am getting more praise from our manager that he has ever gotten. Is this illegal?

By Deskin Law Firm

Denying You a Raise or Promotion can be Illegal Discrimination

I started out at a lower rate when I got the job and I was not given pension benefits. I didn't know any better when I was hired. My co-workers have gotten raises each year and they have a 401(k). I think I deserve them too. Is this legal?

By Deskin Law Firm