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Black employees file discrimination lawsuit against Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Four African-American employees have filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Harbor UCLA Medical Center.  The employees, Zena Branson, Laverne Geh, Vickie Moore and Brenda Lee-Richardson, allege that their boss, Candyce Gray, subjected them to a hostile work environment where they suffered from harassment and were discriminated against because of their race.

The lawsuit alleges that Gray referred to African-American employees as “those people,” mocked their speech, and called them derogatory terms such as”lazy” and “uneducated.”  Candyce Gray allegedly repeatedly slammed doors in the plaintiffs’ faces and threw objects at them.

Under Candyce Gray’s supervision, other employees would refer to the African-American employees as “monkeys” and would tell them to “go back to their cages.”  Management allegedly did nothing to stop this harassment.

The lawsuit also alleges that the Harbor UCLA Medical Center disciplined African-American employees without cause, gave them lower scores on their performance evaluations, and hid promotional opportunities from black employees.

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Mercedes dealership ex-employee alleges racial harassment

Garland Latta, 41, who is black, filed a lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz of Anaheim after he was subjected to workplace bullying on the part of his coworkers and managers.  Latta began working at the dealership in November 2008, and he alleges that the first incident of racial harassment occurred one month later.

According to the lawsuit, Latta was called a “monkey” and was told, “You eat like a (n-word).”  Despite the fact that Latta complained to managers about the harassment and hostile work environment, they refused to discipline the employees who bullied Latta.  In one instance, a manager responded by telling Latta, “You brought this on yourself.  Should everyone watch what they say around you?”

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Construction company race discrimination and retaliation case advances

The New Jersey state Attorney General’s Office announced that a racial discrimination complaint filed by Carl Carpenter against his former employer, CBM Construction, has probable cause and can proceed to either a settlement or to a trial if no agreement is reached between the parties.

Carpenter accused CBM Construction, based in Burlington County, NJ, and his then supervisor, Vincent Milio, of making racially offensive remarks about Carpenter, who is black, and of creating a racially hostile work environment.

Carpenter complained to CBM’s general manager about the alleged harassment in July 2008, and he was subsequently fired a month later in retaliation for complaining.

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Bad bosses cost South Gate city taxpayers $18 million in workplace discrimination lawsuit

The city of South Gate has agreed to pay $18 million to settle lawsuits filed by a group of sixteen police officers who said they faced racially motivated discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the job.

The police officers alleged that they were subjected to racial slurs and false internal affairs investigations, were unfairly disciplined and passed up for promotions.

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Talbert Builders Settles Hostile Workplace Lawsuit

After being sued by the EEOC, for creating a racially hostile workplace, Durham, North Carolina-based llumber and hardware retailer Talbert Builders has agreed to settle the race discrimination suit for $80,000.

The original complaint was filed by employee James McCombs, who claimed co-workers and supervisors repeatedly told racist jokes, using racial slurs and evoking derogatory stereotypes about blacks.

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