ATLANTA (CN) – A white woman who was fired twice, and reinstated both times, claims the Fulton County Juvenile Court harassed her to retaliate for her comments about discrimination.
In her federal claim, Julie Painter says she was the target of racial discrimination the second time she was fired, when she was the only white person in her department. She claims she heard a supervisor say that “since the Probation Department deals with a majority of black males, that the Probation staff should be black males.”
Painter, who has worked intermittently for the Probation Department since 1989, says she has been reassigned and transferred seven times in four months and repeatedly passed over for promotions.
Painter is represented by Alysa Freeman.