Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WSU Settled $650,000 Lawsuit with AsAms Employees

Dear Fellow Asian Americans and Friends, 

Are you being treated fairly at work or school? Do you know someone being discriminated due to their ethnicity? Forward this to your colleagues and administrators.

Washington State University (WSU) just settled a race-discrimination lawsuit brought by two Chinese American employees who are husband and wife.* Their lab supervisor subjected them to overt racial discrimination for years, including forbidding them to speak Mandarin to each other during breaks. When they complained, their supervisor retaliated by excluding them from work routines; among other punishments. Severe consequences ensued for their employer ONLY because the victims spoke up.

As a direct result of their courageous stand against discrimination:

o WSU settled for $650K.
o WSU settled with US EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) with campus-wide mandatory anti-discrimination training.
o The supervisor was fired.

Do you see parallel to the battles we are fighting for?

o In the "Land of the Free and the Brave", silent suffering, an "Asian value", is detrimental!
o "When in Rome, do what the Romans do". We no longer live under the authoritarian governments that many of us originally came from. Use the powerful legal and civil resources this country has to offer.
o When and ONLY WHEN you stand up for your rightful interest, can you get the equality and justice you deserve.

80-20 is the National Asian American PAC that is toiling to build a better tomorrow for all AsAms.

We are blessed to live in such a great nation where civil organizations can greatly influence the formulation, interpretation and the enforcement of laws and regulations, especially in the area of "equal protection" and "equal opportunity".

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