Jury Rules Boy Scouts Did Not Discriminate
A Forsyth County jury returned its verdict Wednesday on their Boy Scout harassment trial. They concluded that the local and national organizations did not discriminate against a Haitian American.
The jury unanimously ruled that while Jean Dominique was not discriminated against when he was fired in 2011, he did suffer past lost earnings as a result of his firing and awarded him almost $140,000 in damages.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, the jury did not award Dominique any damages for emotional or mental distress.
The lawsuit alleged that national and local leaders engaged in racial discrimination and harassment against Dominique, who was hired as a district Scout executive and was fired in May 2011. Boy Scouts officials denied the allegations and said that Dominique was fired for poor performance.