Racial Harassment, Hostile Work Environment Racial Harassment, Emotional Distress Damages -Checklist

Here is a list of questions that an employment attorney may ask during a racial harassment consultation:

  • How long have you worked with this employer? 
  • Were you treated differently or harassed because of your race? 
  • Describe in detail, all dates, and the nature and particulars of each incident of racial harassment or hostile work environment.
  • Describe in detail each racially offensive comment, picture, e-mail or requests that you were subjected to.
  • Describe in detail each comment of a derogatory nature with particulars, dates and witnesses.
  • Position of the harasser: Is the harasser in a supervisory position? Describe the job duties of the alleged harasser to determine his level of authority.
  • Did the racial harassment include physical contact? If so, describe in detail each such conduct.
  • The name of each person who may have witnessed any of the racial harassment.
  • Did you participate in or encourage any of the misconduct?
  • Has this harasser racially harassed other workers? Identify all other victims.
  • Were any members of management around to witness any of the racial harassment?
  •  Does your employer have a race discrimination or racial harassment policy and have you read it? 
  • Did you follow your employer's policy in reporting the racial harassment and any other steps? 
  • Did you report the racial harassment to your union? 
  • When you reported the racial harassment to management, what action did they take, if any?
  • The names of each person who was interviewed by management as a result of the racial harassment complaint.
  • After you reported the racial harassment to management, did the racial harassment cease? 
  • Did management handle your racial harassment complaint in an efficient and professional manner? 
  • Was anyone disciplined or transferred as a result of your complaint of racial harassment?
  • After you reported racial harassment to management, were you subjected to any form of retaliation or punishment for having complained? Describe in detail.
  • Did you suffer any financial losses as a result of the discrimination or racial harassment? For example, lost wages, benefits, time at work, emotional distress, etc. 
  • Did you seek medical treatment or counseling as a result of the racial harassment? Provide the names of your physicians, counselors and therapists.
  • A list of your witnesses.
  • How is your work performance otherwise? 
  • How do you think that the matter should be resolved?

Disclaimer: The materials in Asonye & Associates web site have been prepared to permit visitors to our web site to learn more about the services we offer. These materials do not, and are not intended to, constitute legal advice. Neither transmission nor receipt of such materials will create an attorney-client relationship between the sender and receiver. Internet subscribers and online readers are advised not to take or refrain from taking any action based upon materials in this web site without consulting legal counsel. We do not undertake to update any materials in our Web Site to reflect subsequent legal or other developments.