A former employee at Arnett & Foster has sued the firm, saying the accounting firm discriminated against her and terminated her employment because she was dating a black man.

Rebecca Marsden filed suit earlier this month, charging the firm, its executive director and the presiding member of its accounting and auditing department with disparate treatment, according to an account in the Charlotte Gazette. She said the firm did not let her take a day off during tax season to attend a wedding in April 2006, but gave another employee a week off in March.

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