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Sedgwick County sued for racial discrimination


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Sedgwick County employee says in a lawsuit against the county that he was racially discriminated against by coworkers who called him “boy” or the “colored guy.” David Partridge, who is biracial, alleges in his lawsuit that he faced a racially hostile environment while working as a bridge crewman from December 2019 to August 2021. The Wichita Eagle reports that after he complained, a county investigation verified the racial discrimination. The lawsuit says he was offered another position at lower pay and was fired when he refused. Sedgwick County officials declined to comment on the lawsuit.


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