Racial harassment or a hostile work environment based on race has yielded a $1.2 million jury verdict against Nucor, a steel company.  African-American employees at Nucor's Arkansas plant claimed that they were subjected to racial harassment and a hostile work environment based on race including the following:

  • jokes about lynchings and racial slurs were broadcast over the plant's P.A. system
  • supervisors belittled and ridiculed black employees
  • nooses were displayed in the workplace

Each of the six plaintiffs were awarded $100,000 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in puntive damages. 

Source:  Charlotte Business Journal

Racial harassment creating a hostile work environment based on race is against both Kentucky and federal law.

Lexington, Kentucky employment lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in race discrimination and racial harassment cases. 
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