Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Claims
It is a sad truth that discrimination in the workplace occurs at sea just like it does ashore. These claims are somewhat difficult to prosecute as they tend to involve a blend of State and Federal Laws and most employers do not retain documentation of their discriminatory actions.
First and foremost, in order to bring a claim against your employer for discrimination your employer must have made a discriminatory action. A discriminatory action is an action which has negative consequences and was made on the basis of a persons’ race, religion, gender or disability. Examples of discriminatory actions are refusal to hire, the firing of, or treating employees differently based on race, religion, gender or disability.
If you feel you have been harassed or discriminated at work on the basis of your race, religion, gender or a protected disability please call an experienced maritime attorney at Leeward law for a free consultation.
Consultations are free and confidential. Leeward Law is here to help you.