A former employee of Chase Bank was recently subjected to racial discrimination by her supervisor. According to The New York Times, the bank settled a discrimination case with the U.S. Department of Justice in June after the woman, identified only as R.B., filed a complaint. In July, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, received a complaint from R.B. This case is being handled by a lawyer with the Law Department’s Office of Legal Analysis.
Chase Discrimination Lawsuit
According to The New York Times, the woman’s claim against Chase involved her experience as a minority woman in an all-white work force. An attorney with the OlinKrueger Law Office, Mark H. Jaffe, filed the lawsuit on behalf of the woman on behalf of the Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC’s website, the charge against Chase related to her supervisor’s comments regarding her ethnicity and nationality during a discussion about her promotion.
According to a report in Business Week, H. David Burton, the general counsel for Chase, said that the comments were taken out of context and that the company did not tolerate racial discrimination.
Chase was accused of saying that it was hard to keep African American men away from the office, according to Business Week. In its statement, Chase emphasized that it had a zero-tolerance policy and that any employee found guilty of discriminatory conduct would be terminated.
Chase was also accused of trying to prevent the woman from filing the lawsuit by requiring her to change her employment status to non discriminatory – a move that could easily be interpreted as an attempt to discourage her from bringing the matter to court.
Chase Bank has until Monday to answer the lawsuit, but has yet to say whether it will settle the case or fight it in court.
The bank could lose the case, according to reports. H. David Burton, the lawyer for the woman, told the Associated Press that the bank’s statement denying liability “defies logic and common sense.” He added, “Whenever you’re denied access to services you consider to be important, you have a right to bring a legal claim.” If you think you are a victim of discrimination, hire a lawyer who can help you file a Chase discrimination lawsuit.
You should know that filing a discrimination lawsuit can be difficult.
A legal expert can help you with your Chase lawsuit. However, there are many things to consider before hiring an attorney. Do not hire an attorney who charges exorbitant fees out of the gate. You should only pay a reasonable fee, as the settlement will most likely be quite low if you win your lawsuit. Only choose an attorney who can explain all the requirements, paperwork, and the timeline required for your lawsuit.