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Whole Foods Escapes Part Of Worker's Race Bias Suit

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 7:01 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Tuesday tossed parts of a suit alleging Whole Foods Market Inc. let workers harass an African-American worker over his race, saying the treatment the worker described wasn’t harsh enough to support a suit.

Worker Marques Neal’s allegations that a supervisor displayed a racially offensive image of a hairy black man on his computer for several days and that Neal was treated worse than non-African-American workers weren’t severe or pervasive enough to show he was subject to a hostile work environment, U.S....
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Neal v. Whole Food Market, Inc.


Case Number

2:17-cv-05313

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

Sarah S. Vance

Date Filed

May 26, 2017

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