Judge throws out race discrimination claims
August 14 , 2013
A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out the racial discrimination claims by a former restaurant manager. The lawsuit by the manager had caused Paula Deen to lose a big part of her business.
Lisa Jackson had sued Deen and her brother last year saying she had been sexually harassed and subjected to racial attitudes in recent years at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House.
The judge, however, ruled that the woman doesn't get to sue for racial discrimination since she is white. He said though others may have experienced this discrimination, Jackson is not eligible to be protected by Title VII.
Deen's spokesperson said they are glad that claims have been dismissed and that Deen believes in kindess, fairness and equal opportunity for everyone.
Jackson's claims for sexual harassment are still intact.