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Source: Peter Kramer/NBC

Anyone who has clicked to a news website or turned on a TV in the past few months has probably heard about celebrity chef Paula Deen’s controversy surrounding the use of racial slurs and the allegations brought against her and her brother by a former employee for race discrimination and a hostile work environment based on race.

Deen co-owns a restaurant with her brother, whom the plaintiff, Lisa Jackson, alleged violated her rights via “unremitting violent, sexist, and racist behavior.” She stated that management knew about the behavior, yet did nothing to stop it.

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