A despicable incident at Kona international airport in Honolulu, Hawaii has led to a lead line service supervisor being discriminated against at work. The incident happened in the locker room of the airport, when the service supervisor, a black man, went to his locker only to find a noose and a lynching rope placed there by some of his fellow employees. The incident occurred in 2016, and the man is suing Hawaiian Airlines for the workplace discrimination he endured.
The service supervisor claims that he suffered psychological trauma from the abuse he has endured from his co-workers, and given the 18-year career this man has built up at Hawaiian Airlines, it is absolutely horrible that he has been put through this traumatic, awful experience.
The man is seeking damages and attorney's fees in his lawsuit, but exact numbers were not released. There are also few details about the lawsuit other than that, though it was made clear in the source article that the one of the employees that has a locker next to the plaintiff's locker is a witness to the incident.
Workplace discrimination is so horrible and unnerving. No ones deserves to be discriminated against in any context, but at work the hope is that your merits and hard work carry the day. Not the color of your skin, or your religion, or your gender, or any other factor. Just your hard work and accomplishments.
Sadly, this doesn't always happen, and when people are discriminated against, they must consider their legal options.
Source: Sacramento Bee, "Hawaiian Air employee files discrimination lawsuit," AP, Jan. 10, 2018