Maine medical worker gets $3M in racial discrimination case
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A federal jury has awarded $3 million to a former Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center worker who said racial discrimination led to his firing.
Attorneys for David Ako-Annan, who came to Maine from Ghana, said the damages represented the largest sum awarded in a racial discrimination case in Maine.
EMMC contended that Ako-Annan failed to do his job properly, leading to his termination.
But, the all-white jury concluded he was a victim of racial stereotyping and implicit bias.
The verdict was issued Thursday evening in U.S. District Court.
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