Employment Discrimination at SEPTA


Frazier v. SEPTA

Filed in 1984 on behalf of eight current and former Black SEPTA employees and a class of 1500 others, this lawsuit argued that SEPTA had mistreated its Black employees for years, through harassment and discriminatory disciplinary practices.

In the 33-day jury trial, we presented specific instances of discrimination and statistical evidence demonstrating that minorities were fired at a rate three times that of white SEPTA employees. Unfortunately, the jury decided that there was no class-wide discrimination, though they ruled that SEPTA had illegally discriminated against three of the individual plaintiffs.