Jury awards $11.4 million to Black couple in racial discrimination case

Maria Perez
Sep 14, 2019 - 5:19
Jury awards $11.4 million to Black couple in racial discrimination case

A jury in Michigan awarded a Black couple $11.4 million after they filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and retaliation inside of a Corrections Department facility where they both worked. The Genessee County jury found that Lisa Griffey, a Black probation officer who worked for the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer, Michigan was subjected to discrimination and harassment at her job, the Detroit Free Press reported. Griffey’s husband, Cedric, who was a deputy prison warden, was reportedly retaliated against and forced to resign from his...

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