Women Allege Race Discrimination at Head Start, Catholic Charities
According to a lawsuit, Catholic Charities failed to stop black employees from creating a hostile work environment for two white women at the St. John's Head Start Center.
Two women say they were racially discriminated against and harassed while working at Catholic Charities' St. John's Head Start Center in Joliet, according to a lawsuit filed in Will County Circuit Court.
Diana L. Parker and Sharon E. Gormley say the preschool at which they were teachers, located at 403 N. Hickory St., did nothing to stop some black employees from allegedly threatening and harassing the women, both of whom are white, according to a story on the suit in the Joliet Herald News.
The women's complaints were allegedly ignored by the Catholic Charities human relations department and ultimately both women were fired, the story said.
The plaintiffs are asking for $50,000 in back pay, interest and damages, the story said.