Florida Federal Judge Refuses To Dismiss Civil Rights Claims

Mealey's (June 16, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT) -- TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida federal judge on June 15 denied hotel franchisors’ motion to dismiss a second amended complaint alleging that they subjected African-American employees to racially discriminatory and harassing treatment (Gwendolyn Miller, et al. v. Stickbay Inc., et al., No. 8:15-cv-2040, M.D. Fla.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77925). (Order available. Document #98-160712-007R.) U.S. Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington of the Middle District of Florida said that she accepts the plaintiffs’ factual allegations and that at this stage of the litigation, they are sufficient to...
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