East Bay Firm Sued for Racial Discrimination and Harassment

DiscriminationSouthland Construction Management Inc. is being sued by their former project manager for racial discrimination and harassment. The lawsuit by Tishay Wright claims the CEO of the company, Kenneth Hayden, and his wife, Anita Hayden, its CFO, made unwanted racist comments and decorated the office with photographs of Trump and Confederate flags stating “The Southland shall rise again.”

According to East Bay Times, Kenneth Hayden dressed as President Donald Trump while Anita Hayden dressed as an apparent Trump supporter, with a Confederate flag-themed purse over her shoulder, and the two took pictures, the lawsuit states. The photos were provided to the media.

The purse was given to Wright, who is black, during the holidays as a Christmas gift during a company party, along with photos of the company owners in costume, according to Wright’s San Francisco attorney, Chris Dolan.