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EEOC Announces $1.9 Million Settlement Of Racial Harassment Suit

Published by on March 12, 2008

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today the settlement of a racial harassment suit in Dallas, Texas, involving 15 black and hispanic airport workers for $1.9 million.  The consent decree also required diversity training for all of the employer’s U.S. facilities. The allegations of harassment included racial slurs, graffiti, cartoons, and hangman’s nooses at […]

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today the settlement of a racial harassment suit in Dallas, Texas, involving 15 black and hispanic airport workers for $1.9 million.  The consent decree also required diversity training for all of the employer’s U.S. facilities.

The allegations of harassment included racial slurs, graffiti, cartoons, and hangman’s nooses at a facility in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport.  The EEOC reports: 

“The EEOC charged in the case that African American and Hispanic employees were subjected to a racially hostile work environment consisting of verbal and other abuse by their co-workers on a daily basis. Racial graffiti, including swastikas and the N-word, were commonplace and in plain sight in employee restrooms, on fuel tanks, and written on aircraft. An offensive cartoon belittling a Hispanic worker was placed under glass on a manager’s desk for months. Additionally, there was a so-called “hit list” targeting blacks as well as references to the “back of the bus” and “going back to Africa.” Also, a white employee married to an African American was subjected to racial abuse.”

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