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Milwaukee man receives $85K in discrimination lawsuit

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A black man from Milwaukee will receive $85,000 from the company who discriminated against him, a federal judge in Milwaukee ruled Thursday.

Frederick Jackson filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2006, against employer CG Schmidt, a construction company. CG Schmidt fired Jackson just two months later.

EEOC attorney John Hendrickson says it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who raises allegations, which the judge ruled was true in Jackson's case.

The company must pay Jackson $85,000 and some of its managers must undergo anti-discrimination training.

The Associated Press tried to contact the Milwaukee-based company Friday. Messages were not immediately returned.

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