Black UPS workers sue, claiming years of racially hostile environment
NBC News - Thu 14 Mar 22:44 GMT

Black workers at a UPS distribution center in Maumee, Ohio, filed a lawsuit claiming white employees made racist jokes and talked about attending KKK meetings.

Black UPS workers sue, claiming years of racially hostile environment

  More than a dozen black workers at a United Parcel Service distribution center in Ohio filed a lawsuit against the distributor and several employees claiming managers promoted a racially hostile work environment and did not always take action when they reported it.

  During one incident in July 2016, a black worker said a white employee allegedly hung a noose above his work station while other employees and a supervisor made jokes.

  In another July 2016 incident, a black worker said he had received a group text message from white employees joking about buying a noose with money they won from a lottery.

  The lawsuit also details two incidents in September 2016, in which a white employee said they were "late for a Klan meeting" and another refused to deliver a package to a predominately black neighborhood and then used a racist term to describe the area.

  In February 2017, an employee said a white co-worker made a racially insensitive joke about black people and again no disciplinary action was taken.