We are thrilled to share that our client – former Lansing firefighter Michael Lynn Jr. – has prevailed in his lawsuit against his former employer.
He alleged that he faced discrimination and harassment in the workplace due to his race, exacerbated by his status as a community activist. As attorney Scott Batey told WLNS, the poor treatment continued even after he complained to numerous supervisors about the actions of his colleagues. Nothing was done.
“It’s been six years of being told very publicly that I was lying, that I was just one unhappy person and think that way,” Lynn said.
We share Lynn’s hope that this verdict will serve as a wakeup call and be seized as an opportunity for the Lansing Fire Department to make changes.