Southwest Must Face Suit From Worker Fired Over Rap Song

Law360 (October 23, 2020, 9:55 PM EDT) -- A California magistrate judge has refused to let Southwest Airlines off the hook in a Black ex-employee's suit alleging he was wrongly fired over a music video he made of a song containing the n-word, finding the termination could have been motivated by bias.

In her order Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore denied Southwest Airlines' motion for summary judgment on Raymond Price's wrongful termination allegations but gave the company a win on the former employee's intentional infliction of emotional distress claim.

Judge Westmore said there were genuine questions as to whether Southwest Airlines really believed Price violated company policies...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms


Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!