- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A jury has sided with a former bouncer at a Dartmouth strip club who said he was fired in part because of his race.

The Superior Court jury awarded $152,000 in damages to Reginald Mendes, a former bouncer at the King’s Inn. The 41-year-old Mendes is black.

Mendes worked at the club for about a decade until July 2012.

The Standard-Times (https://bit.ly/10lj0O1 ) reports that jurors said they found by “a preponderance of the evidence” that Mendes’ race was a factor in his termination and he was harassed on the basis of his race.

A lawyer for the club’s owner says his client has not decided whether to appeal. They will be filing some post-trial motions seeking to reduce the amount of the damages and questioning the sufficiency of the evidence.

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Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, https://www.southcoasttoday.com

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