Silence is costly – Plaintiff’s inaction key in racial discrimination case
Abstract: When an African-American worker experienced several episodes of racial harassment, management took a number of steps to nip it in the bud, and the HR representative asked the worker to keep him informed of any further incidents. Such incidents continued, but the worker kept silent. He eventually quit and then sued, alleging that he’d been subjected to a racially hostile work environment and constructively discharged. This article discusses an appeals court’s findings, while a sidebar discusses a different outcome in a similar harassment case.