In Brentwood, New York, local school board president George Talley has been accused of targeting Carlos Sanchez, head of security for the Brentwood schools, because of his race. Sanchez claims he was told by Talley, “Oh that sp*c better stay in Puerto Rico cause he doesn’t have a job to come back to. We’re gonna get rid of that stupid sp*c.” Frank Scimeca who ran facilities for the district claims that Talley came to him looking for information on Sanchez. The two men are now among five current or former employees who have filed federal civil rights complaints against the district. Attorney Jeffery Brown of Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC has stated that George Talley must step down and that this man should not be in charge of the largest school district on Long Island. Since filing their complaints, the plaintiff’s lawyers say they’ve gotten calls from three currently sitting school board members and three recent Superintendents in Brentwood in support of their claim. Talley is now out of state and vigorously denies all allegations. Federal regulators will launch an investigation. Read More
The attorneys at Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC look to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in a case such as this. This law makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his/her race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. For more information, visit the EEOC’s website.
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