DOJ Sues Texas Agency For Harassing Black Worker

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 9:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice sued the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services over discrimination allegations on Wednesday, claiming the agency's supervisors routinely harassed a black, male former employee for several months before he was wrongly fired.

According to the DOJ's complaint, two of Michael Lewis' supervisors in the agency's El Paso, Texas, office routinely hurled racial insults and slurs at him, and ignored his requests that they stop.

The supervisors' conduct was a violation of the employment discrimination section of the Civil Rights Act...
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