I Was Forced To Resign Because I Am Asian-American

If you were forced to resign from a job because you are Asian-American you may have a wrongful termination claim against that employer. Employers can’t discriminate against, harass, or target employees for retaliation based on their race, religion, sex, or where they’re from.

Being forced to resign can be considered discrimination or retaliation depending on the circumstances. Forced resignation can be considered wrongful termination even though you technically quit if the work environment made continued work untenable.

What is Forced Resignation?

Forced resignation is when there is so much pressure put on you to leave your job that you feel like you have no choice except to quit. You may be pressured to give up your job by a manager who wants to promote someone else to your job. Or you may be forced to quit because of the unreasonable workload or expectations put you on by your boss.  

Forced resignation is not the same as quitting a job voluntarily. If you would not have chosen to leave your job except for the actions of management that’s a forced resignation.

What is Racial Discrimination?

Racial discrimination is any type of bias at work or bias in the hiring process that is due to race. Forced resignation can be considered racial discrimination if someone is forced to quit their job because of racial bias. For example, if someone is told that they must quit their job because “customers are uncomfortable” being helped by someone that is Asian-American.

All employees are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which outlaws discrimination based on race, sex, religion, or where someone is born. It’s a federal crime for employers to violate Title VII.

What To Do If You’re Forced To Resign Due To Your Race

If you were forced to resign because you’re Asian-American you may have a claim against your employer for discrimination and racial bias. The first thing that you should do is gather at much evidence of racial discrimination at work as you can. You should try to get and copy things like:

  • Emails
  • Group chats
  • Texts
  • Memos
  • Voicemails
  • Photos/videos

You can also contact former coworkers to try and get witness statements if they witnessed direct discrimination against you or any other Asian-Americans. Then you should consult an attorney that may be able to help prove a claim against your employer.  

Get Help With Your Racial Discrimination Forced Resignation Claim

Proving and reporting discrimination and forced resignation can be tough. You should consult with an attorney that specializes in workers’ rights to get expert advice on the best way to support a claim against your employer.

If you were forced to resign an attorney that specializes in forced resignation, discrimination, and employment law can help you make sure that you have as much evidence as possible to support a claim and hold your employer accountable. Fill out a Free Case  Evaluation today to get in touch with an independent, participating attorney who subscribes to the website.

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