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Employee race discrimination lawsuit will cost Fulton County $1.18 million

An employee race discrimination lawsuit will cost Fulton County at least $1.18 million. A judge awarded Doug Carl this amount after a jury found that he was denied a promotion because of his race and gender.

The jury had previously awarded Carl $300,000 for back pay. The judge’s recent higher award added the costs of Carl losing his position, losing his pension and five years of future pay.

Carl, who is white, had been working for Fulton County as the interim director of the county’s Department of Human Services.

Carl claims that he was denied a promotion to the director position because former County Manager Tom Andrews and Commissioner Emma Darnell wanted an African-American woman to fill that position.

According to Carl, Darnell said at the time that “there were too many white boys on staff.”

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