Posted: Wednesday, July 9th 2014 at 5:07pm
Gainesville woman sues Ga. GOP, alleging workplace discrimination
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- The former executive assistant to the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party has filed a federal lawsuit claiming race discrimination.
Qiana Keith of Gainesville filed the lawsuit against the Georgia GOP on Tuesday, saying she was subjected to racial slurs and discrimination from co-workers because she is black. She said she was fired March 31 after complaining to her boss. She seeks unspecified damages and attorney fees as well as job reinstatement.
The Georgia GOP's lawyer, Anne Lewis, said in a statement Wednesday that Keith was terminated for "consistently poor job performance" and that an internal investigation found no merit to her claims.
The lawsuit was filed under the federal Civil Rights Act. In the lawsuit, Keith describes herself as a supporter of the Republican Party and an active volunteer.
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