Amaechi, a Nigerian immigrant, alleged the DOC had a policy of discriminating against African or Caribbean born employees. His complaint details instances where he was denied promotion, given disciplinary action, harassed by other employees, placed in threatening situations, deprived overtime and comp pay, unfairly deprived sick leave, been falsely accused of being AWOL from work or his post, and had his vehicle vandalized due to his ethnicity.
The complaint states that white or American born persons of African descent are given preferential treatment over similarly qualified or more qualified persons of African born descent. Amaechi accepted settlement on November 22, 2000. See: Amaechi v. District of Columbia Department of Corrections, USDC, District of Columbia, Case No. 1:99cv543.
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Amaechi v. District of Columbia Department of Corrections
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