Ex-AIG Atty Says Firing Was Racially Motivated

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A lawyer who was laid off from American International Group Inc.'s investment unit launched a suit against his former employer and supervisor in New York federal court Friday, saying he was discriminated against and finally fired because he is African-American.

Earl Brown alleges that his former employer and particularly his former supervisor John Hornbostel subjected him to a hostile work environment and verbal abuse, then fired him in retaliation after he complained to human resources.

Brown claims that Hornbostel subjected him to “discriminatory, humiliating, lewd, crude,...
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