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Elementary School Principal Claims Racial Discrimination

September 2nd, 2019
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Many people forget that racial discrimination knows no skin color. In fact, anyone can be at the receiving end of racism, including Caucasians. As a case in point, a school administrator in Michigan has sued her school district. She claims that she, a Caucasian, was systematically discriminated against by African American workers. She claimed that her background, rather than her abilities or expertise, led to her being suddenly placed on leave.

Details on the School Administrator’s Discrimination Claim

The plaintiff in this situation alleged that despite having a good relationship with students and parents, she began to experience strange discrimination scenarios in the past year. Though she had received no disciplinary actions, she was told in the spring that she should lay low because she was potentially in trouble for another employee’s theft.

According to the lawsuit, the suggestion that she take an unexpected medical leave came from an African American colleague. The plaintiff felt that he may have wanted her position and was trying to force her out. She did not follow his suggestions and was soon told by a school district representative that she was being placed on leave. Not only did she lose her ability to use her work email, but she was barred from going back to her school office or discussing her situation with anyone, including students and parents.

Later, she was allegedly told that she had been found culpable of an employee’s theft and should resign. She did not resign and found out that the school district had announced she was on a leave of absence. A message went out to the school body about her leave of absence, asking for people to honor her privacy. According to her lawsuit, she never made such a request and felt humiliated by what she experienced.

Is the Case Strong Enough to Prove Racial Discrimination?

The school administrator’s case has caught nationwide attention. No doubt it will be analyzed for a long time, especially after it is either settled or heard in court. What remains to be seen is whether she can prove what she calls racial animus toward her based on her Caucasian heritage.

Bucks County Employment Discrimination Lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. Advocate for Victims of Racial Discrimination

If you feel you have a racial discrimination case, please call the Bucks County employment discrimination lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. Call us today at 215-569-1999 or contact us online for a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, we represent clients throughout Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County.

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