DeKalb County faces a discrimination lawsuit by employees who allege that the county’s parks , attempting to create a ”darker administration” to better reflect county demographics, discriminated against white employees.
Among the plaintiffs are three white former employees who claimed they suffered hostile treatment and were forced to resign because of their color. Another plaintiff, a black former employee, alleges he received the same treatment for refusing to discriminate against white managers. He claims management told him to withhold information from white employees so they would appear incompetent.
The federal appeals judge who permitted the case to proceed to trial ruled that the environment in the department could be perceived as “pervasively and discriminatorily hostile and abusive.”
Final note: The parks department may have had good intentions, but its methods were no better than those that led to the environment it was attempting to correct. The case illustrates the dangers of using discriminatory practices to correct perceived discrimination.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/2553/noble-intentions-ignoble-methods-in-dekalb-county "