Lawson-McCants v. National Mentor Heathcare, LLC, Case No. 2:21-cv-01305-SGC (Ala. N.D. 2022)
A Black therapist in Alabama filed a lawsuit this week accusing her employer of retaliation in a horrific saga involving an allegedly racist co-worker that she says culminated with the discovery of a noose at her home.
Employees have a right to a workplace that is free from racial hatred and retaliation. Takiya is exercising her rights,” Lawson-McCants’ lawyer, Brian Noble, told The Daily Beast. “In some circles, even here in Alabama, people seem to think this kind of egregious, openly racist behavior has largely disappeared—or at the very least, it’s gone underground. Of course, it hasn’t. It’s very real,” he added. “It takes tremendous courage for anyone, let alone a current employee, to come forward with this kind of information. But that’s what has to happen. In my view, Takiya is a hero and an inspiration.