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2 former MDOT employees sue for alleged racial discrimination December 23, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Lawsuit, Racism, Racist.
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Two former employees of the Mississippi Department of Transportation who are black are suing the agency for more than $300,000 alleging racial discrimination.

Rick Hughes and Steve Harris have retained Jackson attorney Louis Watson to handle their lawsuits, according to a report Friday by Jackson television station WLBT-TV.

Calls to MDOT by The Associated Press and to Watson’s office were not immediately returned.

“The real reason these two gentlemen were terminated, is because they came forward and filed charges of discrimination,” Watson told the station.

Hughes said because of his race, he never received a raise or a promotion during the eight years he worked as a MDOT engineer technician in Winona.

Read the rest at Sun Herald

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