Company will pay $30,000 to Settle Racial Harassment Lawsuit

     A company will reportedly pay $30,000 to settle a racial harassment lawsuit that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought.  The lawsuit claims that the company did not appropriately respond to complaints by an African-American employee that he was experiencing pervasive discrimination from his coworkers.  The coworkers allegedly made comments such as “you people,” “black people are lazy” and “I better watch my wallet around you.”  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of race.  See EEOC v. Gonnella Baking Co., No. 15-cv-4892 (N.D. Ill.).

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