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Jury awards 19 million dollars to four black men claiming discrimination

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by Mark Workhoven, 620KPOJ

Employees at a Gladstone auto dealership are awarded 19 million dollars in a discrimination lawsuit, saying they were racially insulted and passed over for promotions because of their race. The four Portland car salesmen worked at Thomason Toyota in 2005, and say managers and other workers used racial slurs against them and denied them promotions. A federal jury ruled that the dealership had created a racially hostile environment. One manager allegedly said that he didn’t believe blacks and whites should mix, and threatened to shoot anyone who complained about his comments to their Human Resources Department.


Written by Symphony

August 31, 2008 at 6:35 am

Posted in Law

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  1. I’m very happy for them. That threat-wielding manager sounds like a nut.


    August 31, 2008 at 11:14 am

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