LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T has confirmed that it has fired Aaron Slator, a president who became the subject of a $100 million discrimination lawsuit for using his work phone to send racially offensive images.
AT&T said in a statement that Slator has been terminated, saying that there is no place for demeaning behavior within the company. The company says it regretted not taking the action earlier.READ MORE: James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther On 'Friends,' Dies
On Monday, Knoyme King, a 50-year-old black woman who worked for Slator, filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Slator, the company and its CEO, Randall Stephenson.READ MORE: 'That Was The Worst Thing Imaginable' Shares Vanessa Bryant On Deaths Of Kobe, Daughter Gianna
King’s lawyer, Skip Miller, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the suit will continue and alleged that racism permeates the company. He said its board of directors was aware of the offensive images for over a year.MORE NEWS: Man In His 20s Dies Hours After Being Shot In Long Beach; Motive Unknown
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