Moreland-Richardson’s new federal suit, filed last week in United States District Court in Atlanta, does not shy away from charges of racism. It also suggests she was fired because of a previous filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“Plaintiff alleges that she was treated differently from other non-African American employees for the City of Snellville and that the City of Snellville intentionally created a hostile and abusive work environment towards Plaintiff on account of her race,” the lawsuit says.
It asks for a jury trial and for unspecified damages.
Snellville spokesman Brian Arrington said Friday afternoon that the city was “not offering comment” on the new lawsuit.
Moreland-Richardson, a Loganville resident, has re-entered the spotlight outside of Snellville in recent months, leading a group called United Together in protests against Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter.
Hunter called U.S. Rep. John Lewis a “racist pig” on Facebook and has since been publicly reprimanded.
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