Train your supervisors not to shoot at those who complain about discrimination

Just another HR Pro Tip from your old buddy, Meyer. Hey, what would you guys do without me?

Sage advice for American businesses coming up after the jump…

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Under the law, it’s unlawful to take adverse action against an employee who complains about discrimination in the workplace. They call that retaliation.

In Olmeda v. Cameron International Corporation, the plaintiff, who claimed that his co-workers perceived him as Mexican, was allegedly called nasty stuff like “Beaner” and a “stupid f____king Mexican.” Supposedly, he also received death threats, including a list entitled “10 Ways to Kill Andy”.

According to the plaintiff, ehen he complained about this stuff, he was fired the next day. Plus, on his way out of the parking lot, his co-worker and supervisor shot at him. And, I know this may come as a shock to you, but, the employer allegedly had no employee handbook or training.

Faced with these allegations, the court barely hesitated in denying a motion to dismiss.

When was the last time you updated your handbook or conducted respect-in-the-workplace training?

I’m just sayin’ is all…

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