Washington's attorney general filed a lawsuit in state court Wednesday, accusing the auto parts retailer of violating the state's anti-discrimination laws, including one that requires employers to provide accommodations for pregnant employees.
The Oregon state agency charged with monitoring discrimination in workplaces across the state was itself a hostile work environment for the Black woman who was hired to head the civil rights division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries. A Multnomah County Circuit Court jury awarded Carol Johnson $1.7 million dollars on Monday, supporting her claim she faced a hostile workplace and race discrimination.
Clark County officials were accused of turning a blind eye to racist remarks and holding double standards in the workplace. The employees said they faced derogatory comments on the job “on an almost weekly basis.”