Fired Fla. County Worker Wins $150,000 In DOJ Race Suit

Law360 (July 28, 2020, 3:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it had reached a $150,000 settlement with Brevard County, Florida, in a race discrimination suit claiming the county violated the federal Civil Rights Act when it fired a Black communications specialist in its Space Coast Tourism Office.

The DOJ's suit in Florida federal court said the former communications specialist, Deidre Jackson, will collect the $150,000 because she was the victim of racial discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when Brevard County hired a white director to manage the office where she had worked for eight years. The new manager fired...

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