The City of Trenton has agreed to pay out $175,000 to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by employee Tanzania Green. Green alleged that she was subjected to “repeated retaliation for reporting reprehensible and racially charged conduct” by her supervisor Ben Delisle. Delisle is no longer working for the City. This lawsuit is among many in recent months that the City of Trenton has faced. As stated in The Trentonian “The City of Trenton stands poised to settle three lawsuits to the tune of approximately $2.5 million with a lion share offered to the widow of Stephen Dolceamore, who died on April 3, 2020 following a scuffle with four city police officers. John Morelli, a former Trenton attorney received $385,000, and Tanzania Green, a former city housing department employee could add another $175,000 to the bottom line.”
This latest settlement underscores the importance of employers taking allegations of racism seriously and investigating them thoroughly. McOmber McOmber & Luber is proud to have represented Ms. Green in this case and hopes that it will help send a message that such behavior will not be tolerated in the workplace.