Former Emporia State employee wins back pay for retaliation
August 28, 2020
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A former Emporia State University employee was awarded $64,303 Thursday after she complained the school retaliated against her by not renewing her contract when she complained about racial discrimination.
Angelica Hale and her husband, Melvin Hale, who are Black, filed separate lawsuits in 2016, alleging they were not rehired because they raised concerns about discrimination when an assistant found a note with a racial slur in their department.
Melvin Hale was an associate professor at School of Library and Information Management and Angelica Hale was a temporary empl...