Race Discrimination

Ikon Office Solutions, Inc. Race Discrimination Class Action – $1.3 Million Settlement

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP represented a class of African-American employees who were denied equal treatment in pay and promotion. The case settled for $1.3 million in monetary and systemic relief.

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Super Steel Schenectady, Inc. Race Harassment Class Action – $1.25 Million Settlement

A class of African-American employees was subjected to death threats and racist harassment. Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP settled the case for $1.25 million in damages and a consent decree that effected significant reform in Super Steel Schenectady.

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Cracker Barrel Race Discrimination Class Action – $8.7 Million Settlement

David Sanford was lead counsel in a race discrimination class action suit against Cracker Barrel restaurants. The case concerned discrimination in pay and promotion, and also involved discrimination against African-American customers. The United States Department of Justice intervened in the case after five years of litigation and the suit settled for $8.7 million.

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General Electric Race Discrimination Action

Sanford Heisler Sharp represented Marc Thomas, President and CEO of General Electric Aviation Materials, in his suit on behalf of himself and other African-American executives at GE. Mr. Thomas alleged racial discrimination in pay and promotions at the highest levels of the GE Corporate structures. Sanford Heisler settled the case for undisclosed terms.

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Smith & Nephew Race Discrimination Class Action – $4 Million Settlement

Sanford Heisler Sharp represented a class of African-Americans in race discrimination claims against Smith & Nephew, an international medical devices corporation. Our clients suffered discrimination in hiring, pay, and promotions. The Court approved a $4 million class settlement in November 2009. In addition to the $4M award, the Court approved extensive non-monetary, systemic changes at Smith & Nephew.

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US Marshals Race Discrimination Class Action

In July 2012, David Sanford, a partner and founder at Sanford Heisler Sharp, a leading national public interest law firm, received a decision from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on a class action appeal filed in 2007. The decision gives the green light for certification of a class complaint originally filed in July 1994, asserting that African-Americans are systematically discriminated against based on race by the U.S. Marshall’s Service (USMS).

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John Elway’s Manhattan Beach Toyota Race Discrimination Case

Case Description Case Type: Race Discrimination Company: John Elway’s Manhattan Beach Toyota Timothy Sandquist is an African-American male, who was a knowledgeable, high-performing, and hardworking employee at John Elway’s Manhattan Beach Toyota for more than 10 years. He started at the dealership as a Sales Representative in 2000 and worked his way up to Sales […]

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