The Commission has found that black workers at a plant in Paris were subjected to race based discrimination.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNew.com) – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found that black workers at a Paris plant were discriminated against, following an investigation prompted by complaints from a group of employees. As reported by Fox 4 News, a news conference was held in Dallas on Wednesday regarding the agency’s findings of discrimination by Louisiana based oil services company Turner Pike.
The EEOC is quoted in the report as stating in its determination, “…on a regular basis … Black employees were subjected to unwelcome racial slurs, comments and intimidation, racial graffiti, nooses in the workplace and other symbols of discrimination.”
Dontrail Mathis, a 33-year-old employee of the company, is quoted by Fox 4 News as stating of the purported incidents, “I took it for a long time… I had a family to support.”
As noted in the report, the complainants, their attorneys, and EEOC officials are expected to meet for conciliation as a next step in addressing related concerns. Turner has reportedly stated they disagree with the EEOC findings.
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