Two former black employees from a local Dallas law firm 1800-CAR-WRECK are suing their former employee for racial discrimination, according to my

The two employees, Julius Jackson and Erica Cornelius, allege that the firm threw them a Juneteenth celebration party where they were served fried chicken and Big Red soda.

According to the news site, the two employees are citing “unlawful employment practices, racial discrimination and having to work in a racially hostile work environment”in the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims the firm threw the party in 2012 for its black employees. The suit also claims the party was the idea of an all-white management team; the black employees did not request the celebration.

Reportedly, a black employee asked for Juneteenth off, in response a white manager said “Y’all don’t need no day off. Ya’ll need to work,” according to This reportedly led to the staff throwing the party for the black employees.

In a statement to MyFoxDFW, the co-founder of the firm Amy Witherite denies any racism, it reads, “This firm has been built upon core values of diversity and an inclusive workplace, and we will strongly defend ourselves against these unfair and untrue accusations of discrimination.”

Cornelius and Jackson are seeking the maximum amount of damages allowed by law.

5 thoughts on “Two Black Employees File Suit Over Juneteenth Work Party with Fried Chicken, Big Red

  1. Rayar Johnson on said:

    August 12,2013

    Please, Please Help us! In the February 14,2013 Wayne County Newspaper,( Front Page) It tells of the school violations and bullying and harassment my children have suffered in the WCSD,Mississippi. But, it did not mention that the latest of those threats were from the school KKK note. Now, this same girl where two knifes were found on her is back at school and sitting behind my child on their bus.
    This is not the first racial discrimination . My kids have a right to a safe school environment.
    The WCSD said they would handle it and they would prosecute and she would not be back on that campus. They would not tell me one court date no notification, just it’s been handled. 911 did not even send an officer at my request the day of.
    The children are shocked and scared. I beg for justice. I do not know why help for justice is so hard. They are not going back to school until they are represented. This is sad that anyone would think we are okay with this.

  2. First off, Ms Cornelius decided to take a job at that particular firm after being treated like that in the interview? And second, what the hell do you expect working for a law firm named 1-800-CAR-WRECK?

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