African-American staffer sues DOJ for discrimination and harrassment.

Joi Hyatte, a veteran African-American employee in the Justice Department’s embattled civil rights division, is suing the agency for subjecting her and other African-Americans to “numerous forms of discrimination and harassment.” The Tri-State Defender reports:

The suit, filed May 29 in U.S. District Court in Washington, alleges that supervisors used special hiring programs to circumvent regular procedures and avoid giving African Americans on staff an opportunity to apply for analyst jobs.

Hyatte, a 13-year veteran of the department who received outstanding evaluations, says in the suit that she was “repeatedly denied the opportunity to apply and compete” for promotions because she is African American.

(HT: Election Law Blog)