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EEOC Announces $1.65 Million Racial Harassment Settlement

Published by on May 5, 2008

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a $1.65 million settlement in a racial harassment case in Pennsylvania today.  According to the press release, “The EEOC said that harassment included a life size noose made of heavy rope hung from a beam in a class member’s work area for at least 10 days before it […]

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a $1.65 million settlement in a racial harassment case in Pennsylvania today.  According to the press release, “The EEOC said that harassment included a life size noose made of heavy rope hung from a beam in a class member’s work area for at least 10 days before it was removed; the regular use of the “N-word”; racially offensive comments made to black individuals, including “I think everybody should own one”; “Black people are no good and you can’t trust them”; and “Black people can’t read or write.” Additionally, racist graffiti was present written in portable toilets, with terms such as “coon”; “If u not white u not right”; “White power”; “KKK”; and “I love the Ku Klux Klan.””

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