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Case: Discrimination/Discharge (D. Alaska)

April 8, 2020, 9:12 PM

An Alaska Airlines Inc. supervisor’s alleged comment that “black people are replaceable” and evidence rebutting the airline’s claim that a probationary customer service agent was discharged for poor performance may show the customer service agent was actually terminated because of her race and entitles her to a trial. The supervisor’s alleged comment wasn’t a stray remark, the court said, as it makes an explicit racial reference, generalizes employees based on race, and it also was directed at the probationary employee during a discussion regarding her future with the airline. Her evidence that lead customer service agents and other co-workers believed...

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