Dollar General Accused Of Denying Promotion To Black Worker In Favor Of Whites

dollar general racial discrimination lawsuit
dollar general racial discrimination lawsuit

About three years ago, Demetrice Hersey started working at a Dollar General store, first as a cashier then as a lead sales associate. Eager for more responsibility, the Mississippi resident applied to become an assistant store manager -- not once but three times.

But Hersey was turned down each time that the position became available from 2009 to early 2010, not because she was unqualified but because she's black, according to a lawsuit filed on her behalf by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (via the Sun Herald).