October 6, 2013 Dear Martin Savidge, My name is Russell Reed Jr. I have an on-going discrimination lawsuit against Tenable Protective Services Company in Cleveland, Ohio. It is my hope that you may assist me in expediting an appropriate resolution to the situation. The case involves me enduring approximately five years of on the job humiliating racial discrimination; incidentally, I was the only person of color assigned to the NEOUCOM Project. As a result, all my witnesses/co-workers who have already given oral and written statements to support my case are all “WHITE.” Additionally, my former supervisor, Captain Clara Smith, made constant derogatory remarks, e.g. Dr. Martin Luther King Day is “NIGGER DAY”. I endured this type of discrimination for the entire length of my employment – approx. 5 years. These discriminatory behaviors were reported to Daniel Yarnell, Director –Tenable Protective Services. I was threatened with termination of employment for voicing my complaint about C. Smith by Daniel Yarnell, Director. My case #532-2011-01561 was filed August 9, 2011 at the Cleveland, Ohio Field Office. EEOC attorney Electra Blackmon-phone (216) 522-2251 has represented me at the forced-negations level for more than one year. I have remained in constant contact with Ms. Blackmon until six months ago when she informed me that my case had been placed in the hands of her supervisor. I have called Ms. Blackmon on several occasions to get an update on my case. To date Ms. Blackmon has been unwilling or unable to share with me the name of her Supervisor. When requesting a status update from Ms. Blackmon she has stated to me that “the case is no longer in my hands. My supervisor - no name given- has your case.” This is why I need your help. I have spent more than 21 months working with the EEOC and I believe that my case has been placed “on hold”. I am hopeful that by involving yourself and possibly others within the news media that the depth and seriousness of my case will not be lost. I am willing to meet with you, at your convenience, so that you can assist me in resolving my case. I am also able to share with you my records and documentation of the discrimination. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, in advance, for your help. Respectfully, Russell Reed Jr. (678) 536-7185-Cell email@example.com
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