Our law firm was recently hired to represent a Haitian-American man in a discrimination complaint against his former employer, LNR Property LLC
. The charge of discrimination was filed with the EEOC this month, and alleges discrimination based on race, national origin and sex.Our client worked at LNR for over 10 years and seemed to be doing just fine. About one year ago, he got a new supervisor, and that is when he alleges the discrimination began against him because he is not Hispanic like most of his co-workers. He alleges that co-workers including his supervisor constantly spoke in Spanish and excluded him from such conversations and other work activities.The issue of speaking foreign languages in the work place continues to be a hot issue in discrimination cases. Our law firm is handling several cases in Miami concerning similar issues.In accordance with federal law, the EEOC
will be conducting an investigation of our client's complaint, after which, he can take his case to federal court.__________________________________________________________________________________________________About the author: Bruce Coane is an attorney who specializes in labor and employment law, and, immigration law, with offices in Florida and Texas. He may be reached at [email protected], 713-850-0066 or 305-538-6800.