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Man sues ex-employer, claiming discrimination because he is white November 18, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Fired, Hispanic, Lawsuit, Racism, Racist, White.

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A former maintenance and construction company manager is suing his one-time employer – alleging the company discriminated against him because he is white.

Steven Pagel’s federal lawsuit claims that Aspen Diversified Industries removed whites from management jobs, replaced them with Hispanics, and allowed derogatory comments about whites.

The lawsuit also claims Aspen Diversified tried to demote him, then fired him after he accused another manager of improperly offering discounted work for family and friends.

Company officials declined comment. Two people who had management positions there at the time Pagel worked there denied his allegations.

A trial date is expected to be set at a conference, tentatively scheduled for December 22nd.

Aspen Diversified is an affiliate of the Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group, and offers jobs in maintenance, construction, furniture assembly and other services to disadvantaged and disabled workers.

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C.a.r.d Source: 9News.com

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