ST. LOUIS — An African-American man is suing St. Louis-area employers, citing alleged racial discrimination, retaliation and constructive eviction.

Loren W. Burris of Cahokia, Illinois, filed a complaint in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Cushman & Wakefield US Inc., Lisa Prokopf, Patrick Shaw, John Seville, Lindsay McIntosh and Tanya Shepherd, alleging that they violated the Missouri Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 11, 2016, he was forced to resign his employment because of the intimidating and intolerable work environment. The plaintiff claims he suffered loss wages and benefits, emotional distress and mental anguish. 

The plaintiff holds Cushman & Wakefield US, Prokopf, Shaw, Seville, McIntosh and Shepherd responsible because the defendants allegedly subjected the plaintiff to unwelcome and offensive racial remarks, a hostile work environment, adverse employment practices, retaliation and constructive termination.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount in excess of $25,000, punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs of this suit and all further relief that this court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Jerome J. Dobson of Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich LLP in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01222

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