NASCAR Settles Discrimination Lawsuit With Grant
The former (only) African-American female NASCAR race official, Mauricia Grant, filed a $225 million lawsuit against against NASCAR earlier this year. After spending almost three years on the Nationwide Series, she alleged sexual and racial discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. She claims she was called demeaning names and was subjected to sexual advances (two male co-workers allegedly exposed themselves to her).
When Ms. Grant’s lawsuit became public, the PR machine for NASCAR came out strongly against the legal action taken by her. However, after a few months of a bad economy the AP (Associated Press) has reported that NASCAR has settled this case.
The suit was settled during a Dec. 3 mediation held in New York between Mauricia Grant and NASCAR. Settlement terms were confidential.
“We’re glad to have the case settled on mutually acceptable terms,” NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said Thursday. “NASCAR remains dedicated to maintaining a professional work environment for all employees at all times, and we wish Ms. Grant well in her future endeavors.”