Fired SDG&E Worker Withdraws Racially-Tinged Suit in California

October 1, 2013

A former utility worker has withdrawn a lawsuit that claimed San Diego Gas & Electric fired him after he complained that co-workers tied a noose to the back of his truck, used the N-word and posted racist photos in a work room.

U-T San Diego reported the attorney for Bilal Abdullah (bill-AHL abb-DOO’-luh) filed a motion last week to dismiss the wrongful termination suit. Daniel Gilleon said he couldn’t discuss the reason for ending the case.

The newspaper says a utility spokeswoman also declined to discuss the case.

Abdullah, who is black, claimed he was fired from his $200,000-a-year position several years ago after reporting racially-tinged incidents to supervisors.

The utility denied the lawsuit claims and said he was fired for safety violations that caused a potentially deadly explosion.

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