A Philadelphia man is suing a CVS pharmacy over allegations of unfair racial discrimination.
Eddie M. Williams filed a claim on Oct. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Philadelphia-based CVS Caremark Corp and employees Mark Stephany, Beverly Eichmuller and John Macnair.
The plaintiff, an African-American, alleges on March 25, while visiting the Market Street CVS to receive service for a pair of sunglasses, he was treated inhumanely and unfairly solely on the basis of his race by the employees. Williams claims that after asking for assistance, he was treated harshly and called derogatory names. Following this interaction, the plaintiff was escorted from the store. Williams alleges that it was outside of the company's rights to treat him in such a manner.
Williams is seeking monetary compensation of $150,000 for all legal fees and punitive damages. He is represented by Patricia S. Coates in Philadelphia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-05773