Race Discrimination Lawsuit Can Proceed Where Supervisor's Utters A Single Racist Slur

Employment Attorneys Serving Northern and Central New Jersey

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals (covering New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Virgin Islands) ruled last week that a supervisor's use of the "n" word while threatening to fire African American employees is sufficient to allow a lawsuit to proceed under federal civil rights statutes.  The appellate decision reversed the trial court's dismissal of the case and stated that the district court relied on the wrong legal standard when doing so.  Click on the decision to see why the court ruled as it did.

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