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Kelly Chanfrau Represents Employees in Racial Discrimination Case

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on August 31, 2018

Experienced attorney Kelly ChanfrauChanfrau & Chanfrau is proud to announce that one of our attorneys, Kelly Chanfrau, is being recognized for her representation of nine women in a class-action racial discrimination and harassment lawsuit. The case has recently been featured in The Daytona Beach News-Journal Online and WESH 2 News.

The Case

Kelly Chanfrau and two other employment attorneys, Philesha H. Huggins and Alfred Truesdell, are working on behalf of nine African-American women. According to the class action lawsuit, these employees faced mistreatment, racial discrimination, and retaliation at the nursing home and rehabilitation center where they worked, Ocean View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Smyrna Beach.

According to the suit, the discrimination went on for more than two years, and included the use of racially charged language. In addition, all of the women included in the class action suit say they were retaliated against by being fired or forced out of their positions after reporting or complaining about the mistreatment.

Aside from being socially unacceptable, this behavior violates employment laws, which are in place to protect workers from racial discrimination and harassment.

Employment Rights

Kelly Chanfrau and the legal team working on this case are dedicated to protecting employees’ right to a safe and non-discriminatory workplace. No one should have to go to work and face harassment or discrimination because there are state and federal laws in place protecting workers against this type of mistreatment.

According to employment laws, no worker can be discriminated against for their race, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disabilities. Further, the law ensures that all workers have a right to a safe work environment in which they feel secure and protected.

About Kelly Chanfrau

Kelly Chanfrau is a highly experienced attorney who has received many accolades in her field. Included in these distinctions is being among the less than 7 percent of Florida Bar members who are certified as experts in labor and employment law. She has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America - Labor Law” in 2016 and 2017.

As an employment law attorney, Kelly Chanfrau is committed to getting justice for clients and protecting the rights of workers. She believes that everyone in our country and state has the right to a safe workplace, and hopes that her work in the field will discourage future cases of employment harassment and discrimination.

Learn More

If you are dealing with harassment or discrimination at your workplace, it is important to stand up for your rights. To learn more about employment law and your legal options, contact us at your earliest convenience. As an expert in the field of employment law, attorney Kelly Chanfrau can answer any questions you may have.

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