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So should I quit

Should I quit my job because Im
uncomfortable with the racist remarks. I feel
like nothing will get done because Ive already
reported it

Asked on April 12, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No; if you quit, you will undermine your claim to compensation *and* make yourself ineligible for unemployment benefits due to voluntary separation from employment. (But if you are leaving for a better job you have already located, then do it: legal strategizing takes 2nd place to doing what is right for your life.)
Rather, contact the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC, which enforces the workplace anti-discrimination laws, and file a complaint based on the racist remarks and your employer's failure to address the situation.


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