One million dollars for a hangman's noose
March 22, 2006 by Ross Runkel at LawMemo
"It is shocking that such egregious racial harassment still occurs in the 21st century workplace, more than 40 years after passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act." Quoting EEOC’s Houston District Director.
EEOC got a $1 million settlement of a racial harassment case. The allegations were:
A black employee was subjected to a barrage of racial epithets, culminating in an incident where white co-workers placed a noose around his neck in the company bathroom and choked him. The employer did not stop its employees, including managers, from harassing the employee on the basis of his race (black) and subjecting him to a racially hostile work environment - including verbal and physical abuse.
More details: EEOC press release.
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