BLACK WOMAN AWARDED $1 MILLION DOLLARS IN RACIAL AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION CASE AGAINST THE STATE OF ARIZONA
By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare
Talonya Adams, a Black woman who was an Arizona Senate staffer was awarded one million dollars in damages by a federal judge who sided with her in her case against the state of Arizona.
According to the suit, Adams was fired as a policy adviser to the Senate’s Democratic caucus in 2015, when she started to question her heavy workload and relatively low salary.
Adams, represented herself in the case, and was able to prove that she was paid a lot less than her White Male co-workers, who performed the same job, she also mentioned the differences in the amount of leave she was allowed to take versus the amount of leave her White male counterparts were allowed to take.
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