Fayette County schools facing discrimination investigation
Officials say the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is leading an investigation into whether black Fayette County Public Schools employees are victims of discrimination.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/1KK6cAV ) that an employee discrimination complaint against the school district has been filed by the Lexington-Fayette County Human Rights Commission.
Human Rights Commission director Raymond Sexton said this week that district officials have responded to questions from the federal agency.
The complaint said that between May 1, 2012, and Jan. 16, the district "has engaged in a pattern of systemic racial discriminatory practices regarding recruitment and retention of minorities, lack of equity in pay, overall inclusion of minorities, harassment and retaliation."
Sexton said he received between 15 and 25 complaints.
John G. McNeill, an attorney representing the school district, declined comment.