Mayor Bill de Blasio did not have a stellar time at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as he was relegated to a non-prime time speaking spot. Lingering questions about the city's property dispositions and staff departures further cloud his mayoralty.
Still, he must have breathed a sign of relief that the DNC had not come to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as he and a host of allies advocated, since it likely would have been a logistical mess.
While that's part of the lawsuit, more prominent are claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, with black employees claiming repeated abuse by white supervisors, preferential treatment toward Hispanic colleagues, and retaliation in response to complaints.
Two individual supervisors, for example, are charged with referring to black employees as “black motherfucker,” “dumb black bitch,” “black monkey,” “piece of shit” and “nigger.”
Two have referred to an employee blind in one eye as “cyclops,” and “the one-eyed guy,” and an employee with a nose disorder as “the nose guy.”
There's been no official response yet though arena spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News they, but take “allegations of this kind very seriously” and have "a zero tolerance policy for…