A former high govt in a North Carolina-based healthcare system who claimed in a lawsuit that he misplaced his job as a result of he’s a white male was awarded $10 million by a federal jury on Tuesday.
In his 2019 lawsuit, David Duvall mentioned he misplaced his job as senior vice chairman of selling and communication at Novant Health because of efforts to diversify high management positions, information retailers reported. The jury mentioned Novant Health didn’t show that it could have dismissed Duvall no matter his race.
A Novant Health spokesperson mentioned the Winston-Salem-based firm would touch upon the choice later Tuesday. There was no indication of whether or not the corporate would attraction the decision, which got here on the finish of a weeklong trial.
Duvall mentioned in his lawsuit that he was fired in 2018 with out warning or clarification shortly earlier than his fifth anniversary with the corporate. He mentioned he was changed by two girls, one Black and one white. Duvall, who labored in Mecklenburg County, accused Novant of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits race and gender discrimination within the office.
Novant Health says on its web site that it employs greater than 35,000 employees and has greater than 2,300 physicians at practically 800 areas in three states.