Hamptons Realtor Owes Black Agent $800,000 for Job Retaliation – Bloomberg Law

By Patrick Dorrian
A Black real estate agent’s firing by a Hamptons, N.Y., company was pay back for her complaint that her White supervisor engaged in a long-running pattern of race discrimination, a federal judge ruled, awarding her $787,896 in damages.
That sum includes $200,000 that Brown Harris Stevens of The Hamptons LLC must pay Shauncy Claud in punitive damages for its “reprehensible” violation of the 42 U.S.C. §1981, the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York said Wednesday. “The history and tradition of §1981,” which was enacted soon after the US Civil War ended to protect newly freed slaves …
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