NOVEMBER 9, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWO AFRICAN-AMERICAN FORMER EMPLOYEES SUE RAPID RECOVERY, INC. FOR DISCRIMINATION.
Ahlberg Law, PLLC has filed lawsuits on behalf of two African-American former employees of Rapid Recovery, Inc., a St. Paul based towing company, for alleged violations of the Minnesota Human Rights Act, amongst other claims.
Jimmie Eatmon and Pasconnil Blakey, both employed as drivers for Rapid Recovery until their terminations, filed seperate suits in Ramsey County District Court. (See Eatmon complaint; see Blakey complaint).
Mr. Eatmon’s complaint alleges, among other discrimination, that he found a duffel bag of all black pornography in his locker, and that his locker was defaced when his name was crossed out and replaced by the words “black boy” and a keychain with the word “Mississippi” printed on its face. Mr. Eatmon is originally from Mississippi.
Mr. Blakey alleges that he suffered discriminatory reprisal when he was demoted after bringing up a uniform pricing issue with Rapid Recovery management. Mr. Blakey also is suing for wrongful termination, in addition to the discrimination claims.
Court ordered mediation in Mr. Eatmon’s case was unsuccessful, and the case is set for the January 24-February 7 trial block in Ramsey County District Court. Mr. Blakey’s case has yet to proceed to mediation.
For more information, please contact Ryan Ahlberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.