- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles officials have agreed to pay nearly $3.8 million to a former city parks worker who accused a supervisor of discriminating against him because he is white.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1mujtb8 ) the City Council voted Wednesday to approve the settlement for former gardener James Duffy. The payout satisfies a court judgment in the racial discrimination lawsuit.

Duffy filed the suit in 2011, alleging that his supervisor had said “I hate white people.” Duffy also claimed he was never assigned help on work assignments, while Latino employees would be given two assistants. Duffy also alleged he was harassed after suffering a head injury while on the job.

A jury ruled in favor of Duffy in 2014. The city appealed, but a state appeals court affirmed the jury’s verdict.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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