“Medro Calls Me Masta:” Sears Employee Wins $5.2 Million For Racial Harassment.


Medro Johnson, 49, says life has been a struggle since his 2008 firing by Sears Home Improvement. "We depleted all our savings, our retirement, our kids' college fund," he said. He added that he hopes the jury award "will send a message to Sears" and prompt change.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury awarded a former Sears employee $5.2 million in damages after he endured humiliating racial slurs, physical abuse and harassment by a co-worker who received no reprimand for his actions, the Sacramento Bee reported on October 26, 2011. The incidents reportedly began in 2008 when 49-year-old Medro Johnson attended a company barbecue with his family. Co-worker Paul St. Hilaire walked up to Johnson’s family at the event and told his wife and children, “Medro calls me ‘masta.”  Read the full account in the Sacramento Bee here.

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