Project Manager Sues Construction Firm For Racial Harassment, Discrimination
An African-American project manager is suing a Bay Area construction firm for racial discrimination and harassment. Tishay Wright filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court on Thursday alleging Pleasanton-based Southland Construction created a hostile work environment during the two years she worked there, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
She said this alleged behavior was a part of ongoing harassment against women and minorities. She alleges the hostility began shortly after Wright complained her boss, Kenneth Hayden, told her and another female employee, “Y’all are my bitches and you’re going to take notes for the smaller projects coming up.”
During a Christmas party, Wright said Hayden gave her a Confederate flag purse with pictures of himself posing as President Donald Trump and co-owner Anita Hayden dressed as a Trump supporter in front of Confederate flags at Wright's desk. Wright also accuses her bosses of saying racially insensitive comments about Mexican workers.
Wright is seeking punitive and compensatory damages.