I would suggest moving on to another company or University. It would seem that for a software developer there could be other jobs to consider. Life is too short.
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I am sorry to hear about your experience. Nothing you have described is actionable.
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If you feel like you're being harassed or discriminated against because you are Native American, contact a local employment lawyer as suggested by another attorney. If you're not being paid what you believe you are worth, you are always free to seek other employment. Good luck.
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You "think" is not going to cut it, and you need to document specific instances of racial discrimination, and then file a complaint on EEOC website, then wait 6 months to see if you get a "right to sue letter"
To show racial discrimination, you will need to establish that you have been treated worse than other employees who are similarly situated with you, but who are of a different race. For example, if less qualified or poorer performing employees of a different race performing a job similar to yours were promoted while you were not, that may be evidence of discrimination. If you file a charge of discrimination, be sure to file it with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights in addition to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Missouri has one of the best anti-discrimination statutes in the country and only requires that plaintiffs show race was a "contributing factor" in the negative employment action.
Contact an attorney that handles Labor and Employment Law. Get a free consultation and explain in detail why you believe you have a case. You can either go with a private lawyer or make a complaint with the E.E.O.C.-Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. is important that you have witnesses to the harassment. If you are not being properly compensated than the attorney can turn you on to the appropriate state agency to handle. If racially bases the Labor/Employment attorney and EEOC are best suited to discuss the legal matter to you so that you understand.
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