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Chinese Worker Wins Job Discrimination Lawsuit

Sing Tao Daily, Posted: Dec 06, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO Construction worker Rujian Lin, who was verbally abused by a white co-worker, took his case to court and won $37,000 in compensation from his former employer Cadit Co., reports the Sing Tao Daily. In an interview with the newspaper, Lin, whos in his 50s, said he didnt really expect any compensation. He said discrimination and verbal abuse are common occurrences on construction sites. Lins still working in construction, but is considering retirement because of discrimination issues. In 2006, Lin worked for Cadit Co., a contractor for San Franciscos Municipal Railway. On the job, he was verbally abused by a white co-worker, who used slurs such as f--- you, chinaman and ching, chang, chong. Lin reported the harassment to his supervisor, but received no response and later was fired from the company. He filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Dabiao Zhang, Lins attorney from the Commission, said Lins case is typical of discrimination in the work place, but most Chinese Americans dont take action and report discrimination cases. Ive seen only five or six such cases in the last 10 years, Zhang said. Zhang advises Chinese Americans to know their rights and report any acts of discrimination against them.

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