Public Hearing Summaries Note: Click on the case title to download the case PDF. Larry Flakes vs. Alaska Sales and Service, Inc. Date of Decision: November 13, 2009 Basis: Race Resolution: Commission Order Download decision file (pdf) Pubic hearing summary: complainant alleged that respondent refused to promote him from his position of sales representative to one of several available team leader positions because of his race, Black. Evidence at a five-day public hearing showed that complainant and another Black applicant were told by one of respondent’s managers that they were not promoted because of the color of their skin, and that successful applicants for the positions had the same attendance problems that respondent claimed made complainant ineligible. The administrative law judge (ALJ) found respondent liable for discriminating against complainant. On November 13, 2009, the Commission adopted the ALJ’s recommendation and awarded Mr. Flakes $118,375 in damages.