Ex-Fulton Co. official wins race, gender lawsuit

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"Commissioner Emma Darnell was accused of telling a deputy manager she had "too many white boys" in Human Services, and the new director should be a black woman."

ATLANTA (AP) -- The former deputy director of Fulton County Human Services has been awarded $1.2 million in a race and gender discrimination suit.

A jury found that Douglas Carl was denied a director's job because he is male and white. After being awarded $300,000 in back wages, a judge awarded Carl additional money for pension loss and additional forms of compensation.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/Z8uDze) Wednesday reported that during the trial, Former County Manager Tom Andrews admitted calling employees "black marbles" and "white marbles" and Commissioner Emma Darnell was accused of telling a deputy manager she had "too many white boys" in Human Services, and the new director should be a black woman.

Darnell's attorney denied the accusation. Carl could be awarded an additional $500,000 if the judge award him attorney's fees.

AP-WF-04-03-13 2336GMT


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