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Case: Discrimination/Discharge (N.D. Miss.)

Jan. 13, 2021, 5:12 PM

A Black distribution center manager for Houston Wire & Cable Co. is entitled to a trial on his claim that he was fired because of his race, rather than for holding a Masonic Lodge meeting at the company’s facility on a weekend without permission, a federal district court in Mississippi ruled. The Black manager testified, with specificity, as to the conversation that he allegedly had with the general manager during which he was granted permission to hold the meeting and the decision maker stated that he wouldn’t have been fired if he had such permission, the court said.

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