12 black employees sue Cleco Corp for racial discrimination

Twelve current or former black employees of Cleco Corp., an energy company based in Pineville, Louisiana, filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly subjecting them to racial discrimination and a hostile work environment where bosses encouraged “racist and dicriminatory comments”.

In addition, the lawsuit says that the company retaliated against employees who complained to Cleco management about the workplace bullying.

The black employees allege that they “were routinely denied promotion while (Cleco promoted) similarly situated white employees with less experience, education and training.”

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One response to “12 black employees sue Cleco Corp for racial discrimination

  1. Wow…To think in this day and age that there are still some unhuman people. CLECO will get it just due it time. CLECO only cares about the elected officials and who ever can help them get ahead. Poor and ordinary people get their power turned off and elected officials have gone for over a year withour paying their bills. I know I use to work for CLECO and I have the names of the officials who were able to not pay their power bill and their power was not turned off.

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