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.