In a rare victory… a white male executive who was fired because of his race received a $10 million discrimination settlement.
David Duvall filed a lawsuit against Novant Health in North Carolina for his firing, which saw him get replaced by two women, one who was black, as a part of a diversity initiative. ..
Under Novant Health’s “diversity and inclusion program”, Duvall was “replaced by two women – Kate Everett, a white woman who had worked with him and was promoted to take the role of Chief PR and Communications Officer and Vicky Free, a black woman who was given the role of Chief Marketing Officer,” according to a report by Daily Mail.
Duval’s legal counsel made the case that he was fired “because he was a white man” and that the company tossed him to the side so that it could meet a five-year plan to diversify its leadership by 2020. Read more…