NASCAR settles legal claim of harassment and discrimination for $225 million.
Wired PR News.com – A NASCAR official who filed a lawsuit against the organization for racial discrimination and sexual harassment has been offered a settlement of $225 million. As reported by the Associated Press (AP),Mauricia Grant, a former technical inspector claimed she experienced harassment and discrimination during the two years she worked for NASCAR, with 23 sexual harassment occurrences and 34 discrimination incidents alleged. Grant is an African American female. The terms of the agreement reached remain confidential.
The settlement purportedly required neither side to admit to wrongdoing. Among Grant’s allegations were reports that she was called names like “Nappy Headed Mo” and “Queen Sheba,” and received sexual advances from male co-workers. Two of the accused officials were eventually fired; however, Grant stated several of her complaints were not addressed. Grant was also subsequently fired, which she says resulted after she complained to series director Joe Balash.
A spokesperson for NASCAR was quoted in the AP report as stating, “We’re glad to have the case settled on mutually acceptable terms.”
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