Tag Archives: racial harassment

$1 Million Verdict For Racial Harassment and Retaliation Upheld

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has refused to overturn a $1 million jury verdict in favor of a black firefighter who claims he was harassed and retaliated against by the Montebello Fire Department. Vernon Creswell filed suit in 2013 claiming he had been the victim of race discrimination, racial harassment and retaliation while a firefighter in Montebello

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Noose Incident Prompts Apologies, Demotion, and a Lawsuit

A white assistant chief in Indiana who threw a noose to a black firefighter during a knot tying exercise has been demoted to firefighter. The incident has also prompted a race discrimination suit by the black firefighter. Former Marion Fire Department Assistant Chief Rick Backs created the noose during a training exercise last February exercise and reportedly threw it toward firefighter Mikel Neal. The incident sparked racial tensions in the city of Marion that brought back recollections of lynchings that occurred as late as the 1930s.

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LAFD Hit With $1.1 Race Discrimination Verdict

A jury has awarded a Los Angeles City firefighter $1.1 million in damages for race discrimination. The verdict came yesterday for veteran firefighter Jabari S. Jumaane, following seven weeks of trial and sixteen days of jury deliberations in Los Angeles ...

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