Wash the Hate
New York Employment Law Attorneys Supporting Social Justice
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has directly and indirectly affected millions of people worldwide. But because it originated in Wuhan, China, in December of 2019, people of Asian descent have been targeted and blamed for its spread. Crimes and other forms of unjust treatment against these individuals have risen. This is unacceptable and must cease. Harm, such as violent acts against people and words spewed in anger, can cause physical injuries, mental distress, and, in some cases, even death.
At Nisar Law Group, P.C., we do not tolerate the differential and hostile treatment of members of the Asian community. When such actions occur at a person's place of employment, it impacts their livelihood. Our New York employment law attorneys fight hard against any type of discrimination or unfair treatment that happens within the workplace. If you are of Asian descent and have been subjected to abuse, harassment, or other forms of bullying at work, turn to our team for help taking legal action. Employers that allow this type of conduct to continue can and should be held accountable, and we will do everything in our legal power to build a solid strategy on your behalf to seek the justice you deserve.
We Proudly Support the #WashTheHate Campaign
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented times. Many people have been impacted either by the virus itself or by the devastation it has caused, such as by the loss of a job. Because of the uncertainty of these times, fear and anger are heightened. However, under no circumstances should anyone try to alleviate their fears by lashing out against people they believe are associated with the virus because of their national origin. Right now, more than ever, we need to unite to fight the disease and slow its spread, not divide ourselves further.
The #WashTheHate campaign's goal is to raise awareness of the coronavirus-related hostility people of Asian descent have faced. The campaign involves individuals posting videos of themselves washing their hands for 20 seconds while talking about how the coronavirus has personally impacted them and their communities.
Health experts have said that one of the ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by frequent handwashing. Thus, the campaign promotes safe practices while also encouraging people to "wash the hate" by hearing the stories of others.
Racism Is a Virus
Discriminating against and targeting a person or group of people because of their perceived or actual membership in a particular ethnic group is racism. And it is never okay. It is a virus that invades and destroys us.
Like a virus, racism spreads. And it does so as people share incorrect views about particular groups, and it is up to us to stop it.
In the U.S., racism is a systemic issue that has deep roots. As it pervades our communities and workplaces, it creates inequities that affect people's quality of life. Racist ideas taken into the workplace can lead to discriminatory acts and hostile work environments.
To combat racism's proliferation, we must expose, address, and rectify racist behavior. Employees need to know that race and nationality discrimination in the workplace is unlawful and legal action can be taken to hold employers accountable.
Standing Up for Members of the Asian Community
If you have been mistreated at work because of your race, our New York employment law attorneys are here to help you file a claim against your employer. We believe everyone deserves equal treatment, and we fight hard to address workplace issues.