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Georgia GOP director says lawsuit against party resolved
Hall woman sued in 2014, alleging discrimination
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The discrimination case filed in 2014 by a Hall County native against the Georgia Republican Party has been resolved, according to the group’s executive director.

Qiana Keith claimed in a July 2014 complaint that she faced discrimination while employed as the executive assistant for then-chairman John Padgett. The case alleged Civil Rights Act violations.

A joint stipulation for dismissal was filed this week.

“The matter has been resolved, and the Georgia Republican Party is going to continue to remain singularly focused on our core mission, which is supporting President (Donald) Trump and electing Republicans now and in 2018,” Georgia GOP executive director Carmen Foskey said.

Foskey declined to comment further.

Attorneys for Keith declined to comment or did not return a request for comment.

Keith claimed she had been put in demeaning situations by her coworkers and overheard racial slurs in conversations about her. She also claimed she was fired after complaining to her boss.

The party responded by saying Keith performed poorly at the job.

The case was slated for trial in December.

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