Posted on Dec 21, 2009

Twelve black employees of Cleco Corp. have filed a race discrimination suit in federal court in Louisiana.  Their claims include the following:

  • that in Cleco's "work force, racist and discriminatory comments, conduct and adverse treatment were tolerated and even encouraged by management."
  • that black employees were "routinely denied promotion while promoting similarly situated white employees with less experience, education and training."

    Source:  Shreveport Times

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