Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, and Associate, Amber N. Lukowicz, secured a dismissal of employment discrimination claims made against a healthcare IT startup. In her Charge, the Complainant alleged claims of racial discrimination and retaliation. Complainant alleged as project manager at the company, she was subjected to racial harassment and discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Further, she alleged retaliation, in that when she complained about the alleged harassment to her supervisors no action was taken and she was threatened with discharge. In contrast, our client asserted that the Complainant was terminated for misrepresenting her abilities and knowledge during the interview process and failing to meet the expectations of the project manager role. In its investigation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found the Complainant’s Charge was unsupported and dismissed the matter.
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