Award For Woman Called N-Word By Black Boss Gets Slashed

Law360, Los Angeles (January 7, 2014, 4:21 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge has halved a jury's damages award to a black woman who won a discrimination case over her black boss' calling her the N-word, finding that the jury had overcalculated front pay and damages for emotional distress. 

In a Jan. 2 decision, U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. reduced a federal jury's compensatory damages award to Brandi Johnson from the original sum of $250,000 to about $128,100.

However, Baer upheld the jury's unlawful discrimination verdict against Johnson's former employer, Strive East Harlem Employment Services, and its co-founder, Rob Carmona. Carmona, who is black, was recorded saying in a...

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New York Southern

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Civil Rights: Jobs


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June 7, 2012

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