Racial Slurs Are Illegal

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit against Aaron’s, Inc., a nationwide store of rent-to-own products.  The lawsuit alleges that certain supervisors racially harassed African American employees by openly and regularly used offensive racial slurs including “n*****” and “monkey."  The Complaint further claims that African Americans were treated worse than non-African American employees by being given more difficult tasks than others.  Discrimination on the basis of an employee’s race is illegal pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  See EEOC v. Aaron's, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-07273 (E.D.N.Y.).

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