- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland jury has awarded more than $224,000 to a woman who said she suffered retaliation for complaining about racism on the job at AT&T.;

The Multnomah County Circuit Court jury awarded the money Monday to Jeanine Clair for lost wages and emotional distress.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/kQDqfM ) she was the only African American working at AT&T;’s downtown Portland store.

Clair said she suffered on-the-job retaliation after she complained that a co-worker used a racially derogatory term to describe African Americans and stated that people of a different race smelled bad.

An AT&T; spokesman said the company investigated the matter and determined the conduct occurred outside the workplace where it has no control.

Clair resigned because she didn’t want to return to a hostile work environment.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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