A federal jury found Chase Manhattan Bank retaliated against an employee who had filed a complaint about alleged racism and awarded the employee $600,000. The verdict was in favor of 53-year-old Eunice Lafate of east Wilmington and includes $500,000 for reckless and wanton behavior.

The 10-member, all-white jury rejected Lafate’s charge the bank passed her over for a promotion because she is black, but concluded Chase punished her for griping to the Equal Opportunity Commission.

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