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Former assistant track coach files employment discrimination suit

A former assistant track coach at a university in another state recently claimed that he was discriminated against on the basis of race. The man, who is African American, has thus decided to file a lawsuit against multiple parties, including the university curator board, track head coach and the head coach's supervisor. Anyone in California who experiences employment discrimination likewise has the right to seek justice in civil court.

According to the former coach, the parties he has sued constantly exhibited demeaning and discriminatory behavior to African-American staff members and athletes, including him. The man began his career at the university back in 2013 and was the sole African-American person on staff from 2014 to 2016. However, from the very first day of his employment there, he was reportedly mistreated.

The plaintiff asserted that, when he received a year-end review in July, he saw no positive comments. In addition, the head coach and his supervisor reportedly told other people to stay away from him. In addition, during a staff meeting in 2016, the head coach allegedly shouted at him, threw papers toward him and cut him off.

Employment discrimination on the basis of race is illegal throughout the United States, including California. Unfortunately, some employers still allow this type of behavior to occur. Fortunately, those who are race discrimination victims have the right to file claims against their employers. Various reparation may result from successfully navigated cases, including the restoration of a job, a promotion or back pay, depending on the circumstances surrounding a given case.

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