Among the horror stories are blatantly racist bosses, nooses hanging in the workplace, a county prosecutor turned workplace persecutor and systematic national origin discrimination.
In the past few months, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, has handled several cases involving severe racial harassment.
The cases include a $2.75 million settlement against an environmental clean up company where black and white employees were harassed and local country prosecutor who told female white employees to dump their white boyfriends and go out with local boys so they could “assimilate into the local culture.”
Here are some summaries of recent EEOC racial harassment cases—
Delano Regional Medical Center, a hospital in California’s San Joaquin Valley, is paying $975,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by 70 Filipino-American hospital workers who were told they couldn’t speak their native language at work.
A superintendent at a Texas metal manufacturing plant who was racist and not afraid to show it, cost his company $200,000.