Air force commander Col. Randal Bright of the 512th Airlift Wing at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware is currently under investigation after three other officers have accused him of promoting an environment of intimidation, favoritism, sexism and age discrimination. One officer, who is black and was 50 years old at the time of the event, accused Bright of creating a hostile work environment and transferring her in 2009 because of her race and her age. The transfer prevents her from getting another raise and reduces her retirement pay. Another officer alleged that Bright retaliated against him after he told Bright in an e-mail that he didn’t appreciate being called a “loser” in a staff meeting. The officer believes he received a referral officer performance report and other negative reviews because of the e-mail. Full Article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2011/03/air-force-dover-wing-commander-accused-of-discrimination-032011/
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