Human Rights Commission Accusations An accusation is a formal complaint filed after Commission staff have investigated a case, determined that there is substantial evidence of discrimination, and the parties have been unable to conciliate the case. Listed below are recent cases in which accusations (formerly called complaints) have been filed. The following accusations contain allegations that, unless otherwise indicated, have not been proven. Click the case title to view the accusation document (pdf). In cases where the Commission has issued a decision, click on “Download Related Record” to view the decision in PDF format Astin Frazier vs. Oriental Garden Type: Accusation Date: May 10, 2021 Basis: Race, National Origin Resolution: Active Case Pubic hearing summary: Complainant Astin Frazier alleged that Oriental Garden discriminated against her based on her race, national origin, and color. Oriental Garden hired Complainant as a waitress and terminated her employment two weeks later at the conclusion of her probationary period. She alleged that when the restaurant’s chef informed her of her termination, the chef implied that Frazier did not demonstrate sufficient familiarity with the menu because she was a person of non-Asian heritage and therefore, would be better suited working in a non-Asian restaurant. Oriental Garden asserted that Complainant did not meet performance expectations during her probationary period. An investigation by Commission staff found substantial evidence of Complainant’s claim. Conciliation attempts failed. The Commission filed an Accusation on May 10, 2021. A hearing has been scheduled for July 25, 2022. Laura Hill vs. ABC Motor Home Rentals, Inc. Type: Accusation Date: February 8, 2018 Basis: Sex, Retaliation Resolution: Active Case Pubic hearing summary: A female supervisor filed a complaint with the Commission alleging she was discriminated against based on her sex and her employer retaliated against her for reporting sexual harassment of another employee by a male supervisor. An investigation found substantial evidence supporting the complaint. Respondent requested mediation but when it was unsuccessful an accusation was filed with the Commission on March 25, 2020. The parties reached a settlement on March 23, 2021, in which Complainant received a confidential monetary amount. The Commission closed the file on August 3, 2021, upon Respondent’s completing the remaining settlement terms. Candice Gardner vs. North Slope Borough School District, Nuiqsut Trapper School Type: Accusation Date: November 17, 2017 Basis: Race, Retaliation Resolution: Choose Resolution... Pubic hearing summary: a teacher filed a complaint alleging discrimination based on her race. She was the only black teacher at the school and in the community and allegedly faced increasing race-related incidents, including a racial epithet spray-painted on the outside of the school. Complainant reported fear of returning to the community and school because while on approved leave she received a photo of a rope one of her students shaped into a circle and held over another student’s head claiming it was for Gardner. The complainant further alleged constructive discharge when her reports were not taken seriously. Commission staff reviewed both claims and found substantial evidence of discrimination and retaliation. Efforts to settle this matter failed and an Accusation was filed with the Commission on August 24, 2020. The complainant subsequently withdrew her claim to pursue a private action. The Executive Director substituted to pursue the Commission’s public policy concerns. Conciliation failed a second time, and an Accusation was subsequently filed. A hearing is scheduled to begin on August 8, 2022.