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Lowe’s Defeats Former Manager’s Age, Race Discrimination Claims

March 26, 2020, 8:16 PM

Lowe’s Home Centers LLC isn’t liable for age and race discrimination against a former department manager, a federal court in Washington state ruled.

Tamble Taylor, who is African American, worked in a Lowe’s hardware and tools department until a 2016 incident were he confronted a suspected shoplifter. Lowe’s says it fired Taylor for violating its policy and creating a dangerous situation by attempting to grab the product, and because Taylor was on his final disciplinary warning at the time.

Taylor, who was 59 years old at the time of the incident, said he followed Lowe’s policies, and claimed the company’s...

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