Defense Analyst Accuses DOD Agency Of Workplace Racism

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 6:01 PM EST) -- An African-American defense analyst filed suit Wednesday alleging she was fired from a U.S. Department of Defense division after complaining about a higher-up's racist conduct such as an incident in which her supervisor hung a black monkey doll from a noose.

Mirlin Toomer, who worked at the DOD's National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency until her termination early this year, claims her former employer refused to acknowledge her concerns about the racist and hostile behavior of several of her co-workers and supervisors, and unlawfully fired her after she persisted...
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