Four people have filed race discrimination lawsuits against State Farm in recent weeks. Two were filed in Texas and two were filed in Georgia. The new cases are in addition to similar lawsuits filed against the insurance giant that WGLT previously has reported on.
Each of the plaintiffs, five women and one man, claim they faced firing and other retaliation for blowing the whistle on race discrimination in the workplace. The law firm of noted civil rights attorney Ben Crump has filed each of the lawsuits.
State Farm denies the allegations raised in the lawsuits. “State Farm has long been committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, where all of our associates and customers are treated with respect and dignity, and where differences are valued,” said State Farm public affairs specialist Gina Morss-Fischer. “These allegations do not reflect the State Farm culture.”