Marshall County Schools hit with $500,000 racial discrimination verdict.

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In January of 2012, the board of directors for Marshall County Schools in Tennessee voted for a new director of schools. Within three months, the new director had fired or demoted 100% of the African American supervisors working in the Central Office. Dr. Patsey Thomas, who had worked for the school district for 20 years, was demoted to a middle school physical education teacher.

Brian C. Winfrey represented Dr. Thomas in her lawsuit against the school district. The jury found the school district guilty of racial discrimination, retaliation, fostering a hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. As a result of this verdict, Dr. Thomas was awarded more than $500,000 in damages. This case is an example of The Winfrey Firm’s commitment to protecting the rights of employees who have been the victims of workplace discrimination and harassment.

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Brian Winfrey is a highly respected labor and employment litigator. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers: Mid-South Rising Star, and Top 40 Under 40 by the National Black Lawyers.

His experience litigating discrimination, wage and hour, military leave, harassment or retaliation claims, and breach of contract disputes makes him an invaluable asset to any business.


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