Supreme Court Declines To Hear Racial Slur Case

Law360, New York (April 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case Monday in which a black employee working as a contractor for IBM said he was fired because he complained about a co-worker’s racial slur.

Robert L. Jordan sued contractor Alternative Resources Corp. and International Business Machines Corp., alleging that his firing was in retaliation for his complaints.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit wrote in a 2-1 decision last year that Jordan didn’t state a claim.

The suit said that when news broke in...
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