8th Circ. OKs Suit By White Worker Who Reported Slurs

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 5:59 PM EST) -- The Eighth Circuit on Monday affirmed a court's decision to allow a white former Riceland Foods Inc. employee's claim of retaliation over his participation in a workplace investigation into racist comments made by his supervisor to go before a jury. 

Former Riceland maintenance worker Tony Sayger was ultimately awarded $60,000 in compensatory damages and back pay by the jury for his claim that he was fired in violation of Section 1981 of the U.S. Code for participating in the investigation of his manager's racist statements and for subsequently...
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Case Information

Case Title

Tony Sayger v. Riceland Foods, Inc.

Case Number



Appellate - 8th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3442 Jobs

Date Filed

October 1, 2012


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