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Date: 12-08-2023

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Marvin Holmes, Jr. v. CRU Data Security Group, L.L.C.

Case Number: 3:22-cv-05698

Judge: Tiffany M. Cartwright

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (Pierce County)

Plaintiff's Attorney:

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Defendant's Attorney: James P Sikora, Phillip J. Haberthur

Description: Tacoma, Washington civil rights lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a 42:1981 Job Discrimination (Race) race theory.

"Job discrimination based on race or color is illegal in the United States. Federal, state, and local laws protect individuals from discrimination in all aspects of employment, including:

Hiring and firing: Employers cannot base hiring or firing decisions on a person's race or color.
Promotions and pay: Employers cannot deny promotions or equal pay to employees based on their race or color.
Training and benefits: Employers must provide equal training and benefits to all employees, regardless of their race or color.
Harassment: Creating a hostile work environment based on race or color is considered harassment and is illegal.

Federal Laws:

The primary federal law prohibiting job discrimination based on race is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This law applies to all employers with 15 or more employees, including private employers, state and local governments, and labor unions.

Other federal laws also prohibit race-based discrimination in employment, including:

The Civil Rights Act of 1866: This law protects individuals from racial discrimination in contracting.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963: This law prohibits sex-based wage discrimination, which can indirectly impact individuals based on race due to the intersection of these two protected characteristics.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): This law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities, which can include certain physical or mental impairments that are more prevalent in specific racial groups.

State and Local Laws:

Many states and localities have their own laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race. These laws may be more protective than federal law, offering additional safeguards and remedies for victims of discrimination.

How to File a Complaint:

If you believe you have been discriminated against based on your race or color in the workplace, you can file a complaint with the following agencies:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): The EEOC is the federal agency responsible for enforcing Title VII and other federal anti-discrimination laws. You can file a complaint with the EEOC online or by mail.
Your state or local fair employment agency: Many states and localities have their own fair employment agencies that enforce state and local anti-discrimination laws. You can find contact information for your state or local fair employment agency online or by contacting your state or local government.


If you are successful in your complaint, you may be entitled to a variety of remedies, including:

Back pay
Compensatory damages
Punitive damages
Reinstatement of your job
An injunction prohibiting the employer from engaging in further discrimination

Additional Resources:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA):
American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Public Interest Law:

Important Note:

This information is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have been discriminated against based on your race or color, it is important to consult with an attorney to discuss your legal options and rights."

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Outcome: 12/08/2023 16 Stipulated MOTION For Order For Dismissal, filed by Plaintiff Marvin Holmes, Jr. Noting Date 12/8/2023, (McCulloch, Sue-Del) (Entered: 12/08/2023)
12/08/2023 17 STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL. All claims are dismissed with prejudice and without an award of attorney's fees or costs to any party. Signed by District Judge Tiffany M. Cartwright. (MW) (Entered: 12/08/2023)

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