Racial Discrimination

A white female who was promoted from program coordinator to director sued a university-based foundation for racial discrimination. She alleged when promoted she was told by her supervisor, “You know you are not the right color for the position.” After serving nine months as director, she was informed her original hiring would now be subject to an affirmative action search. The plaintiff alleged she was unlawfully terminated from her position. After three years in litigation, a jury found the foundation constructively discharged the plaintiff on the basis of race. The plaintiff was awarded roughly $44,000 in back pay.

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