State workers get go-ahead in job discrimination cases

Capital News Service
LANSING – Federal courts have dealt a double defeat to the state in job discrimination-related suits by former employees. In one newly decided case, a judge in Detroit ruled that a legal secretary for the Unemployment Insurance Agency can pursue her allegation of a racially and sexually hostile workplace. U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain said Sonya Bradley, who is African American, presented enough evidence of harassment by supervisors and co-workers to let the claim against three white supervisors to proceed. In a separate case, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a new trial to retired State Police Sgt. Linda Mys.