The Historical Landmark Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is under fire at
present, after four workers chose to file a federal lawsuit against the
establishment because of civil rights violations. Workers claim that the
president of the cemetery and many of the officials at the location display
racism and retaliate against anyone who speaks out against their unjust
Accusations of Racism at Woodlawn Cemetery
Workers say that they have been abused based on their race, and they have
not gotten numerous community groups involved in their efforts. Supervisor
at Woodlawn systematically discriminate against minority workers, according
to their reports. As well, many workers claim that regardless of their
race, if they brought up the issue of retaliation they were bullied and
abused. Four brave plaintiffs chose to take this issue to court, and described
an extremely hostile work environment before a judge at Woodlawn.
Minority workers say that they were constantly subject to racial jokes
and slurs at the cemetery, and that Woodlawn punished outspoken and intolerant
workers by assigning them to dangerous jobs. Some of these jobs even resulted in
severe injuries, and the workers believe that they were being persecuted for standing
up for what is right. One community supporter says that the workers are
now looking to the federal courts to expound justice.
Another activist group in the area is asking for the community to form
a committee that will help to reform the practices at the cemetery and
prevent future acts of discrimination. If you have been abused, discriminated
against, or harmed because of your race or because you spoke out against
an employer, then you deserve to be compensated for the mistreatment.
As well, you should start a lawsuit in order to publicize the offense that
has taken place and ensure that your employers to not get away with unconstitutional
and unfair activities and treatments. Hire a lawyer at Katz, Leidman,
Freund & Herman today if you want more information about litigation
in a situation like this one. These New York worker's compensation
attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of employees in this area.