Tuesday, March 27, 2012

EEOC Settles Race Harassment and Retaliation Claim Against Port-A-Potty Supplier for $50,000

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a settlement in a suit filed alleging racial harassment and retaliation filed against a supplier of portable toilets, Northern Nevada-based Sierra Restroom Solutions, for $50,000.  From the EEOC press release on the settlement:
According to the EEOC, driver Michael Scales endured racist comments, epithets and harassment from his supervisor and his coworker during the one and a half years he worked for Sierra Restroom Solutions. His supervisor used the N-word to refer to Scales in conversation with others, and in another instance, made fun of white employees for performing worse than Scales on a work-related test. In addition, his co-worker flaunted a swastika tattoo and talked about the need to keep the white race “pure.” After Scales complained to his supervisor a second time that month about his co-worker’s racist behavior, he was fired just two days later.
The facts in this case were quite egregious and I am glad to see a good settlement reached.  The case was EEOC v. Sierra Restroom Solutions, LLC., Civ. No. 3:09-CV-00537.

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