In this Title VII civil rights action, Mabel L. Lowry alleges that her former employer, Whitaker Cable Corporation, subjected her to discriminatory practices in her employment and discharged her because she is black. Her short duration of employment extended from August 9, 1967, through August 28, 1967. Miss Lowry pursued administrative remedies before both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights from early September, 1967, until late December, 1969, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission advised her of her right to bring suit. Thereafter she filed this action in the United States District Court on January 21, 1970, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-5. The district court, more than two years later, on April 24, 1972, made findings favorable to Lowry and awarded her the sum of $3,296.63 in damages, plus costs and attorney's fees. The employer brings this timely appeal from the judgment.
We have carefully reviewed the files and records in this action. Although the plaintiff did not make out a strong case of racial discrimination, we do not believe that the district court's extensive fact findings were clearly erroneous. Thus, we affirm the judgment.
Miss Lowry is entitled to reasonable attorney's fees on appeal as well as in the trial court. The district court has retained jurisdiction to determine the amount of the reasonable attorney's fees