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Johnson v. Strive East Harlem Emplyment Group et al

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Case overview

Case Number:



New York Southern

Nature of Suit:

Civil Rights: Jobs

42:1983 Civil Rights (Employment Discrimination)


Harold Baer


  1. January 7, 2014

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

    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. 

  2. November 5, 2013

    Nonprofit Fights Verdict Over Black-On-Black Use Of N-Word

    A New York nonprofit urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn a jury’s discrimination verdict over a black boss' using the N-word in reference to a black employee, arguing that workplace bullying is not illegal.

  3. September 3, 2013

    Jury Opposes Workplace Use Of N-Word, Even Among Blacks

    A black boss cannot get away with calling a black employee the n-word, a New York jury said Tuesday, ordering a Manhattan-based nonprofit and its founder to pay punitive damages.