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Case: Andrews Vs. Obayashi

Case: Andrews Vs. Obayashi

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Aug 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Obayashi Construction hired James Andrews as a miner. While Andrews worked daily under the earth creating the Atlanta sewer system, he was harassed by his supervisors and co-workers. On an almost daily basis, Andrews's supervisors and co-workers referred to him using severe racial slurs. When Andrews complained to his boss, his boss told him “they were hanging you people in Alabama a few years ago – get over it.” At his next shift, his boss fired him. Andrews filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. While represented by Barrett & Farahany, the EEOC determined that James Andrews was retaliated against for his complaints of racial harassment.Then NAACP also became involved in the case. Fox 5 News covered the story.

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Kathy Harrington-Sullivan

Kathy Harrington Sullivan is a Partner at Barrett & Farahany and manages the firm's case evaluation team. Because knowledge truly is power, Kathy and the Atlanta employment attorneys on her team regularly consult with and empower potentia...

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