Court Overturns Bias Judgement Against Eagles Network
February 10, 2006 at 5:58 AM (PT)
A PENNSYLVANIA state court has overturned an award to a former PHILADELPHIA EAGLES RADIO NETWORK salesman who claimed bias due to the distribution of a "dress for success" book warning blacks not to "dress like a ghetto black."
SHAWN BROOKS had been awarded over $600,000. by the PENNSYLVANIA HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION a year ago after complaining that management at the network distributed copies of business fashion guru JOHN T. MOLLOY's "NEW DRESS FOR SUCCESS," which contains material advising black businesspeople to "dress very white" but not in solid blue suits and not to "dress like a ghetto black." The state court ruled that the commission should not have allowed BROOKS to introduce as evidence other allegations of harassment that were not included in his complaint and that distributing the book was "unprofessional, insulting and insensitive" but "not severe and pervasive."
The EAGLES network is based at CBS Talk WYSP (94.1 FREE FM)/PHILADELPHIA.