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Discrimination, sexual harassment suit against Paula Deen dropped

When a person feels they are being discriminated against at work, they might feel that they don't have anywhere to turn for help. If they speak up, they could be retaliated against, and might fear that they will lose their job. A former employee and manager of Paula Deen's restaurant in another state filed a lawsuit against the celebrity cook, saying she was sexually harassed at the restaurant and that other employees experienced racial discrimination.

The lawsuit has now been dropped for unknown reasons. According to a report, both sides of the lawsuit agreed to drop the suit, with no apparent resolution.

Speaking with an experienced employment law attorney might be a wise decision for anyone who feels they have been discriminated against. An attorney can help the person understand their rights and advise them as to what action they might be able to take. Taking action to end the discrimination might be possible, and an attorney might be able to help the person file a complaint.

If a person has quit their job or was fired because they tried to end the discriminatory behavior, they might be able to seek compensation for lost wages and possibly restore their position.

These situations can be extremely emotional for some people. However, taking action to stop discriminatory behavior can help prevent another person from experiencing the same harassment in the future. Although it isn't always easy, an attorney can guide a person through the entire legal process to ensure other employees are safe.

Source: Associated Press, "Sides agree to drop Paula Deen discrimination suit" Russ Bynum, Aug. 23, 2013

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