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Correction officer sues Orange County for racial discrimination


By Philip Gonzales | Sep 23, 2018

ORLANDO — A correction officer is suing Orange County, citing alleged discrimination, hostile work environment and retaliation.

Carissa Gordon filed a complaint on Sept. 12, in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County, against Orange County, alleging that it discriminated against her because of her race.

The plaintiff alleges that as a result of the racially abusive work environment, she suffered emotional pain and mental anguish. 

After complaining about the discriminatory treatment, she was falsely accused of pointing a weapon at a fellow officer and was ultimately terminated, according to court documents. 

The plaintiff holds Orange County responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected her to adverse employment actions by denying her desirable work shifts and the opportunity to work overtime. The county allegedly retaliated against her and terminated her for complaining about discrimination.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, litigation costs and expenses and all other relief that the law shall permit. She is represented by Jerry Girley of the Girley Law Firm, PA, in Orlando.

9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County Case number 18CA009935

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