Deana Young, an African-American woman, claims she was subjected to racially derogatory comments by her direct supervisor and then fired when she complained to management.
A racial discrimination lawsuit was filed in Chicago federal court Friday against the Law Bulletin Publishing Co., publisher of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Young was hired as a data entry specialist in March 2004.
"This is a case in which the employee did everything right by immediately reporting the harassment to management. Unfortunately, Law Bulletin looks as if it did everything wrong," said John Hendrickson, EEOC regional attorney in Chicago. "Rather than investigating Young's complaint and taking appropriate action, Law Bulletin immediately fired Young."
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin publishes calendars for local, state and federal courts, legal notices and classified ads. Law Bulletin also publishes the monthly Chicago Lawyer magazine.