General Woman sues Comcast over racially hostile work environment after co-worker claims white lives matter

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  1. mysticmac

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    Source: Black employee saw Comcast co-worker make noose, says $600,000 lawsuit

    A 48-year-old African-American employee of Comcast Corp. who says she was subjected to a racially hostile environment -- including a noose made by a co-worker -- filed a $600,000 lawsuit against the company late last month.

    Bridget Cooks’ lawsuit states she was the only African American employee in her department and that she was fired after complaining about a barrage of incidences.

    The suit states she was hired by the employment agencies Aerotek and Allegis Group and in June 2014 placed in the Tigard offices of cable and telecommunications provider Comcast.

    According to the lawsuit, about a year into the job, in July 2015, Cooks began to experience what she felt was a hostile workplace, including, she says:

    • A male co-worker allegedly constructed a noose in front of Cooks, while "staring at her," in an attempt to intimidate her.
    • A co-worker allegedly lectured her about how Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t deserve a holiday in his name because he hadn’t made any significant contributions to American society.
    • On July 8, 2016, the day after a gunman killed five police officers during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas, a co-worker insisted to Cooks that “white lives matter.”
    The lawsuit states that a few days later, Cooks complained to her supervisor about racial hostility directed toward her. The suit claims that although her supervisor promised a meeting with the human resources department, that never happened and about two weeks later she was fired.

    The suit lists Comcast, Aerotek and Allegis Group as defendants. Comast spokeswoman Amy Keiter declined to comment, citing the pending litigation. Aerotek and Allegis Group representatives didn't return calls.

    The suit seeks $100,000 for lost wages so far, plus $500,000 for mental stress and humiliation.

    Portland attorney Shemia Fagan filed the suit May 26 in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Cooks’ behalf. Read the lawsuit here.
     
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  2. Madmartigan

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    Sounds like she has a case. No controversy here.
     
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  3. HEATH VON DOOM

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    I wonder what reason they had for firing her
     
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    OMG! "White lives matter" !!!!!
    and she's only going for $600,000??!
     
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  5. mysticmac

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    I just thought it was weird that someone would sue and list one of the reasons as someone claiming that white lives matter.
     
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    They dont, you people breed like cockroaches and have populated every corner of the globe somehow while averaging 1.3 children per family.

    You tricky mother fuckers.
     
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    She claims he made a noose.(edit)
    Who the hell goes around doing that?
    With what?
    For what purpose?
     
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    It's only a brief summary. Maybe the guy targeted her specifically to make that statement because she is black. Maybe not, I don't know.
     
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    Nothing to see here
     
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    Maybe he had beans for lunch
     
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    Yeah. You would think things would come to a head right then and there. If that's what happened, pretty easy to get the guy fired. File a complaint - hell, snap a pic of him doing it.

    The MLK thing and the "white lives matter" thing are stupid. The noose is another matter.
     
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    The auto correct on my phone is a haphazard thing
     
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    How was she the only black employee at her Comcast office? Every time I call Comcast I talk to a black person.
     
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    How do you know? They have video chat or what?
     
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    They tell me that I'm a real ass nigga.

    100% of the time.
     
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    So that's a "no" on the video chat.
     
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    If you want to pretend that you can't tell 90% of the time when you're talking to a black person, go right ahead.

    Libtard.
     
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    ^ white guy.
     
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    Yeah title plays down this case in a big way. Whether it's true or not has yet to be seen, but the accusations are definitely real unlike the title suggests.
     
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    You see, this is on the black lives matter issue. When someone says black lives matter they aren't implying that white lives don't matter. They are trying to highlight a problem where black people are being killed at a disproportionate rate, and that all lives matter, not just white lives. By then repeating back that white lives matter it's denying that there is a problem and almost saying that black lives don't matter because it's a denial of the initial problem that black lives matter wants to highlight.

    While that may or mat not be the intent of what the person saying it means, it is implied and they are misunderstanding what is being said when someone says Black Lives Matter. And while Black Lives Matter as a campaign has it's own problems, with at times being obnoxious, there is a case to say that you have to be obnoxious to make people pay attention, otherwise they just carry on their day and ignore you and the issue.
     
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    They are relevant to a legal case because they show it's not an isolated incident and has been building over a period of time. They aren't listed to show they are of the same severity, but as character building of the man in question and creating a time line for events.
     
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    It's nice to be able to enable groups of black people to seek out white people to attack, then distance yourself by simply stating that isn't what you stand for.

    While that might be the political agenda they push publicly, there are plenty of BLM supporters that will flat out tell you that white lives don't matter.
     
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    what?
    Those people are idiots. Idiocy is colour blind.
     
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