Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against Eli Lilly Grows
A race discrimination lawsuit against Eli Lilly Company has grown to include more than 100 current and former employees reports the Indianapolis Star, "Workers Join Lilly Race-Bias Lawsuit." Class action status for more than 2000 black employees is sought. The essence of the claim is that black employees, at various Lilly worksites around the country, were paid less and denied promotional opportunities because they are black. The NAACP has joined in the lawsuit to help the employees.
Both federal and Kentucky state law prohibit race discrimination in the terms, conditions and opportunities of employment.