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AT&T Executive Named in Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Fired

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High-ranking AT&T executive Aaron Slater is without a job after a racial discrimination lawsuit was filed against him and several others. AT&T recently announced that it had the Slater, who was the president of U-verse business.

Slater is one of several defendants named in a racial discrimination lawsuit that is claiming $100 million. That lawsuit is filed by an African-American female employee of AT&T, who filed her lawsuit against a number of executives, including AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and board member Joyce Roche. The lawsuit was filed in a Los Angeles court, and alleges that Slater sent racially offensive messages to a number of executives using his work phone. One of his assistants found the messages on his phone. The racist messages included an image of a dancing African child with a racist and offensive caption.

According to the lawsuit, the employee was passed over several times for promotions in the workplace, and was given low-ranking raises that she alleges were linked to her race. She also alleges other instances of mistreatment in the workplace, and alleges that the company tried to make her leave. She has worked for more than 30 years at of AT&T, and is currently still working there. Lawyers for the woman say that there is a racially-charged atmosphere in the company, and allege that the company did not do enough to mitigate racial tensions within the workplace, and to be fair to employees of color.

The lawsuit isn't the only racially-tinged legal wrangle that AT&T is currently involved in. It is also facing a $10 billion claim that it engages in discrimination when it contracts with African-American media.

If you are facing discrimination or harassment in the workplace, you may have rights to file a claim. Speak to a San Jose employment discrimination lawyer.

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