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Lumber Liquidators Defeats Fired Black Manager’s Race Bias Suit

May 20, 2022, 7:45 PM

A Black former Lumber Liquidators Inc. assistant store manager failed to show race discrimination caused her to be fired from her job at a Baton Rouge, La., store, a federal court ruled.

Daphne Weary was hired in January 2017 and terminated June 12, 2018, allegedly for poor performance. A White store manager was brought in about five months after she was hired, and he soon hired a White assistant store manager—Garrett Sherman—even though the store only required one assistant, Weary said.

Weary was issued a first performance warning in January 2018 and was placed on a performance improvement plan in ...