Arizona woman represents herself in court, wins $1MIL in racial and gender discrimination suit — Nappy Newz

A former Arizona Senate staffer has been awarded $1M in damages from the state of Arizona after a federal jury agreed that she was the victim of racial and sex discrimination — and then fired for speaking up about it — the Arizona Republic reported. 

Talonya Adams, a Black woman, was axed from her position as a policy adviser to the Senate’s Democratic caucus in 2015, not long after she began questioning her salary and workload, according to the suit. Adams, who represented herself in the case, claims she was paid far less than her white male counterparts and cited differences in the amount of leave she was allowed to take.

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