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Race-Discrimination Case Study

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Three white employees (Lynette, Barret, W.T. Melton, and Treva Nickens) file suit against Whirlpool Corp. The plaintiffs (Lynette, Barret, W.T. Melton, and Treva Nickens) (Lynette, Barret, W.T. Melton, and Treva Nickens) alleged race-discriminated in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and §1981 and retaliation in violation of Title VII, based on befriending with and advocacy on behalf of their African-American co-workers. The plaintiffs (Lynette, Barret, W.T. Melton, and Treva Nickens) also claimed they were subject to hostile work environment based on their association with the black employees. The District Court decision granted summary judgment against all three Plaintiffs (Lynette, Barret, W.T. Melton, and Treva Nickens),
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