The federal government has launched an investigation against the Bastrop Independent School District for alleged racial discrimination after Bastrop Community Activist Steve Miller filed a complaint.
Miller says he is happy the Department of Education is investigating the school district, but isn’t exactly sure it will make up for all of the wrongs that have been done over the years.
“We have supervisors calling other employees, in the presence of other employees, using the “N” word,” said Miller.
Bastrop residents staged a peaceful protest in May 2011 after repeated incidents of racial discrimination against employees and students. This happened after the Bastrop middle school principal called out African-American students for poor exam scores.
Miller filed the complaint with the Texas NAACP in August 2011 before the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights got involved. The OCR has asked for human resource records in the district over the past two years related to hiring practices and other areas of interest.
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A former basketball coach for Lovejoy High School has now filed a lawsuit against the school district claiming that she was treated differently at work because of her age, race and gender.
The coach stated that she was subjected to comments about her race and was also told to favor the white players. According to the lawsuit, the coach’s job was threatened whenever she objected these requests.
She filed a formal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and stated that after this was done, she was reassigned to a different teaching position in retaliation. While coaching, her team made it to the State Finals, but she did receive low scores on her performance review.
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According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there was a record high number of discrimination complaints in 2011.
This is the second year in a row that the number has peaked and officials have stated that the most common filing was related to retaliation. Racial discrimination was the second-highest topic of complaint.
The agency stated that over 99,000 complaints were filed and nearly $455.6 million was awarded to those who were found to be have been discriminated against in the workplace.
There were over 7,000 complaints that involved federal employees and their claims totaled to nearly $58 million in relief. Also, the commission stated that they were able to resolve more cases then they had pending in 2011 and decreased the pending cases by 10 percent.
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A race and gender discrimination lawsuit has been filed against the the Texas Department of Family Services by the U.S. Department of Justice after an employee claimed that he was harassed and wrongfully terminated against.
According to the lawsuit, the man was the only black employee at the El Paso division of Child Protective Services and two of his supervisors continually said comments to him that were of a racist nature. The lawsuit claims that the two supervisors made comments to the man that were “slave-related.”
They also allegedly ignored comments that he was being sexually harassed at work before he was fired in 2007. He then filed a complaint seeking compensatory damages.
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Starbucks has now settled a discrimination lawsuit that stated that a female in Texas was fired because of her height that is caused by her dwarfism.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was fired after her manager told her that she could be a ‘danger’ to other employees and customers that visit the store.
The woman offered to use a step stool or a ladder, but stated that her request was denied. The lawsuit has now settled for $75,000. The store also must provide training to all of its stores in El Paso, where the woman worked.
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