DOJ Files Suit Against Selma, Texas

The Department of Justice has filed suit against the City of Selma for violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Adam Sadler filed a charge with the EEOC claiming he had been demoted to firefighter after he complained about the Chief of the Fire Department.  The former lieutenant complained that the Chief uttered racial slurs.  See San Antonio Express News report.  The former lieutenant was demoted within a month of complaining about the racial slurs. 

Mr. Sadler's EEOC complaint was referred to the DOJ, according to the news report.  That probably means the EEOC found in favor of Adam Sadler, something the EEOC very rarely does.  Once an employee receives a favorable finding, it must go to DOJ for review when the employer is a governmental entity.  DOJ then decided to file suit here in San Antonio.  It is also very rare that DOJ finds a case worth pursuing.  I guess it will snow this coming July......

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