Legal Question in Discrimination Law in Texas

Can I sue the manager of a company for calling me a nigger?

Asked on 12/29/11, 7:59 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Mark Dunn Mark D. Dunn

In the United States, we have what's called "freedom of speech." You don't sue people for using words. It's downright un-American.

The exceptions are: "Let's overthrow the government" or "Let's have a riot, right now, and tear up this city." Or yelling "Fire" in a crowded theater. Or slandering someone ("Did you know that Fred is a child molester?").

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Answered on 12/31/11, 10:45 am

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