Sears Employee Awarded $5.2 Million Over “Slave” Comment

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SACRAMENTO-Medro Johnson, African American employee of Sears Home Improvement Products in Natomas, California was awarded $52 million over racial harassment.

A co-worked of Johnson’s had said he was Johnson’s “masta” at a company picnic.

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SacBee reports:

Johnson, an Elk Grove resident and a descendant of slaves, would later testify in court that he was humiliated to be referred to as a slave in front of his wife, son and daughter.

The panel awarded him $5.2 million in damages, including $2.2 million to compensate for lost earnings, pain and suffering.

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