Ex-Jones Day Secretary Sues, Claims Layoffs Targeted Minorities, Troublemakers

November 10, 2010 An African-American legal secretary laid off by Jones Day after nearly 18 years on the job claims in a lawsuit that the firm laid off support staffers in June as part of a bid to “clean house” of minorities and troublemakers.

The amended suit by Jaki Nelson, filed in Los Angeles superior court in September, claims her June layoff was pretextual and alleges racial discrimination, harassment, retaliation and infliction of emotional distress. The eBossWatch.com blog has a summary.

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