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Bus driver alleges racial discrimination and hostile work environment


By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 27, 2018

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SAN FRANCISCO — A transit operator is suing a transportation company, citing alleged hostile work environment and racial discrimination.

Dajervu Torrey filed a complaint on Oct. 3, in the San Francisco Superior Court, against MV Public Transportation Inc. and Does 1 through 250 for alleged violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

According to the complaint, in November 2017, Dajervu Torrey was hired as a transit operator at SamTrans bus service, when she was allegedly singled out by her supervisors for being a female African-American. 

Plaintiff claims she was subjected to harassing and discriminatory treatment, including being humiliated in front of other employees. She claims her complaints of harassment were ignored. Furthermore, no investigation was allegedly done nor steps taken to prevent further harassment and discrimination, according to the lawsuit. 

The plaintiff holds MV Public Transportatio, Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to investigate plaintiff's claim of being sexually harassed, denied overtime authorization and time credits and failed to take all reasonable steps to prevent discrimination and harassment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages, prejudgment interest, punitive damages, interest, and for such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper. She is represented by Na'Il Benjamin of Benjamin Law Group, PC in Hayward.

San Francisco Superior Court Case number CGC18570279

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