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United Way of Tarrant County sued by third former executive for discrimination

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United Way of Tarrant County is now the recipient of a third lawsuit centered on discrimination in less than two years. Michael D. Price, a former vice president with United Way of Tarrant County, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Fort Worth according to a report by the Star-Telegram this week.

The Star-Telegram reports that Price “describes a culture of racist behavior that included inappropriate comments and emails that circulated among the non-profit’s executives and community leaders” in his lawsuit.

CEO T.D. Smyers told the Star-Telegram: “United Way of Tarrant County has a diverse staff which represents our diverse community.”

The previous two lawsuits filed against United Way of Tarrant County were filed by women who worked in leadership roles at the organization. The Star-Telegram reports that one of the cases is settled while the other is currently pending in federal court.

Read the full Star-Telegram report here.

United Way of Tarrant County’s mission is:

To improve lives across our diverse communities by:

  • Prioritizing needs in education, income and health
  • Forming innovative and effective partnerships with other organizations
  • Strategically raising and investing resources to make lasting change

Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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