2 University Employees File Discrimination Lawsuit In Md.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Two men have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the University of Maryland, College Park.

The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Maryland details a pattern of alleged mistreatment dating back to 2013. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Michael Bell of the District of Columbia and DuRay Jones of Forestville, Maryland.

Bell is a high voltage electrician while Jones is a systems reliability technician. Both men are black.

The lawsuit says the school fostered a hostile working environment and retaliated when the men complained. They’re each seeking $1.5 million as a result of the lawsuit.

The university said in a statement that it does not comment on ongoing litigation but that: “Equitable employment is certainly policy and practice at this university, and it’s also a priority.”

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