San Francisco, CA – June 8, 2017 – The Dolan Law Firm, on behalf of their client, Ms. Tishay Wright, filed suit today against Southland Construction Management Inc. and its owners Kenneth & Anita Hayden for racial discrimination and harassment. Ms. Wright, an African American woman, was repeatedly subject to unwanted racial commentary, stereotypes and differential treatment because of her race and gender.
Reggie from the East Bay writes, “I am an African American and use Uber frequently. On multiple occasions, the driver cancels my pickup. This happened again when I was at a bar in downtown Oakland last weekend. I had my friend, who is white, then use the app. He had no problem getting an Uber car for us. What can I do?”
Reggie, I don’t need to tell you that regardless of how technology has changed the ways we interact and conduct business with each other, we are not living in a color blind world. Racism and prejudice remain a pervasive cancer in our society.