Tag: race

Is it worse to smoke a cigarette in a tanker truck carrying highly flammable substances or drive it recklessly?

the employer handbook

A federal appellate court recently breathed new life into the discrimination claims of a tanker driver alleging that his race motivated his employer to terminate his employment for it deemed reckless driving. His evidence? His employer had treated him differently than other tanker drivers who engaged in conduct that was […]

Can a single incident that the plaintiff doesn’t witness create a hostile work environment?

the employer handbook

A single incident, like a supervisor calling a black employee the “n” word, may be enough to create a hostile work environment. But what if the victim doesn’t witness it? For example, in a recent federal court decision, the plaintiff, a black man, testified in his deposition that his supervisor […]