The manager of a Sarasota-area OfficeMax made life so miserable for an employee who filed a racial discrimination claim that he was forced to resign, according to the EEOC. Now it’s suing on the man’s behalf.
The EEOC suit maintains a Hispanic store employee filed an internal complaint with OfficeMax’s HR department and was fired shortly afterward. The company agreed to rehire the man, but the store manager allegedly began a campaign of retaliation.
The suit claims the manager disciplined the man for actions other employees performed without consequences, made false accusations against the employee and reduced his hours. The employee quit, claiming he could no longer work at OfficeMax.
The EEOC attempted to settle the dispute through its conciliation process, but those efforts failed. Now the lawsuit is headed for court.
Note: Employers that reinstate employees following discrimination complaints should expect some hard feelings. That’s natural. Be proactive with both the employee and his or her managers. Let them know what kind of behavior is and is not acceptable. That alone can prevent many retaliation complaints.
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