Courts & Crime

October 26, 2011

Jury awards Sears employee $5.2M for racial harassment

At first, Medro Johnson tried to shrug it off. The African American employee of Sears Home Improvement Products in Natomas, Calif., was at an August 2008 company barbecue with his family, court records say. A co-worker walked up and blurted a racial slur, issued with a "slave dialect."

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