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Sony BMG Sued, Accused Of Racial Discrimination January 9, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Discriminate, Discrimination, Lawsuit, Racism, Racist.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that Sony BMG discriminated against black employees in a recent layoff. The commission found that in the summer of 2004, Sony BMG officials “overwhelmingly” targeted black employees when one of its New York sales offices was forced to cut positions, the New York Post reported.

The EEOC’s decision will essentially open the door for former Sony BMG field marketing representative Tamieka Blair to file a discrimination lawsuit, which could prompt five others who were laid off to follow suit.

The EEOC said its decision was due in part to the fact the office had not documented workers’ performances nor set up any performance standards by which to judge the employees.

Sony BMG said layoff decisions were based entirely on job performance, but all of its black employees were let go — leaving only eight white workers and one Asian employee, the newspaper said.

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: Playfuls.com

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