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Employment Commision Sues Mattress Vendor in Racial Case

The federal agency that enforces workplace discrimination complaints has sued Carolina Mattress Guild, accusing the company of subjecting black employees to a racially hostile work environment and unlawfully firing an employee who complained about racial remarks that included the "N-word."

The mattress manufacturer and distributor is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

According to the EEOC complaint, from as early as June of last year through about Aug. 9, 2012, Ricky Clark, a truck loader, and other black employees, were subjected to unwelcome derogatory racial comments and slurs by a white employee at Carolina Mattress Guild.

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Source: High Point Enterprise

 

 



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