Fired Russian Woman Charges Employer of Racism

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LOS ANGELES -- A Russian woman in Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against her Korean employer, charging that her termination from the school was motivated by racism, reports the Korea Times.

The woman, who was not identified in the report, had worked as an administrator at the Korean-owned language school since 1998. She was let go due to her "thick Russian accent," according to the Korea Times.

The report also noted that the court has delayed the trial in order to give both the plaintiff and defendant time to negotiate a pre-trial settlement.