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Pennsylvania anti-bias agency sued for race bias

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The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) is getting a taste of its own medicine. A candidate for the position of PHRC executive director has filed a lawsuit claiming that the commission—which investigates discrimination charges—is guilty of being racially biased.

The candidate, a black female attorney from Dauphin County, has filed suit against the PHRC, alleging she was passed over in favor of a less qualified white woman.

She filed suit in federal court, seeking $581,941 in damages. That followed a claim in which the EEOC ruled that discrimination may have occurred, but stopped short of filing the lawsuit on her behalf.

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