Posted On: September 19, 2009 by Peter M. LaSorsa

NPMG Pays $415,000 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

NPMG Acquisition Sub, LLC, ("NPMG") agreed to pay $415,000 and in addition to other relief as part of a racial discrimination lawsuit settlement. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") on behalf of a group of three African American workers who were subjected to to racial slurs and epithets.

According to the lawsuit two white supervisors engaged in severe verbal abuse which created and perpetuated a racially hostile work environment against black employees. In addition to the $415,000, the company must provide a written apology to the three African American workers on company letterhead, post notices and conduct anti-discrimination training.

“It was unbelievable, the things they said,” said Michael Buckner, one of the discrimination victims. "My supervisors often referred to my fellow African-American employees and me as ‘n-----rs’ and ‘porch monkeys’ and forced us to play so-called ‘Civil War games’ where employees were divided into North and South. They also referred to black children or mixed-race children as ‘porch monkeys’ or ‘Oreo babies.’ On several occasions, I was told to turn off my ‘jigaboo music.’”

Even though we have an African American president racial discrimination still occurs on a daily basis. I handle racial discrimination cases in Chicago and the entire state of Illinois and you can visit lasorsalaw.com for more information.

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