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Black Pregnant Dunkin’ Worker Can Pursue Job Harassment Claims

July 10, 2020, 7:42 PM

A Black woman who says new supervisors at her Roanoke, Va., Dunkin’ Donuts store harassed her based on her race and because she was pregnant can pursue hostile work environment claims under three federal laws, a federal judge ruled.

Toivania Gill was hired as a front-end cashier by the store’s operator, TBG Food Acquisition Corp., while she was pregnant in May 2017. John and Kaylee Peterson became her supervisors that July, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia said Thursday.

They immediately reassigned her to a less desirable position and gave her job to an untrained White...

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