Examples of Racial Discrimination

EEOC Sues Trucking Company For Racial Harassment

According to the EEOC, Owner Constantly Harassed Black Employees, Forcing Many to Quit In the EEOC complaint, the EEOC states the trucking company subjected black employees to a racially hostile work environment and working conditions…

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Staffing Agency Pays $435,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Suit

According to the EEOC, Company Illegally Granted Placement Preferences to Hispanic Temps over Black Temps A temporary staffing agency doing business in Mississippi will pay $435,000 to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought…


EEOC Sues Desco Industries, Inc. for Retaliation

According to the EEOC, Employer Terminated Employee After He Complained of Race Discrimination According to EEOC’s complaint, the African American employee in this case believed that his employer had passed him over for a forklift…


BMW to Pay $1.6 Million and Offer Jobs to Settle Federal Race Discrimination Lawsuit

BMW to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to alleged victims of race discrimination as part of the resolution of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit, filed…


Hillshire Brands Company Pays $4 Million to Settle Race Discrimination Suit

Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as the Sara Lee Corporation) will pay $4 million to a group of 74 African-American former employees and provide other significant relief to settle a lawsuit where they were subjected…


Fired Police Chief and Others Sue Contending Racial Bias in Maryland

Filed in United States District Court for the District of Maryland, this discrimination lawsuit alleges an openly hostile climate in which Chief Sewell and the two black officers — one of whom was also fired…


Racial Bias in Hiring

According to a 2012 survey, 47 percent of employers said they run credit checks on applicants. Many hiring managers believe that a troubled financial history signals untrustworthiness, or a defective work ethic, so they weed…


Getting to the Root of the Problems in Ferguson, Missouri

The Economic Policy Institute Examines the Public Policies at the Root of the problems in Ferguson, Missouri What is racial discrimination? The Missouri Human Rights Act defines race discrimination as offensive conduct, such as racial…


The Current State of Discrimination in the Employment

No matter where you live in America, it is hard to avoid our shared history of racial discrimination. In recent years, some commentators have stated that because we have an African-American President we now live…


Discrimination Lawsuit for Forcing Black Customer to Prepay for Meal

A black customer alleges that after he ordered his meal, his waitress demanded that he prepay before being served. Allegedly, the waitress acknowledged that the policy was racist and said that she thought it was…


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