Daimler Trucks hit with fifth discrimination suit this year

Two African American women allege a hostile work environment.

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Two African American women are alleging a hostile work environment at Daimler Trucks North America in a recently-filed lawsuit.

This case marks the fifth against the company this year.

In Wednesday’s lawsuit, one current employee and one recent retiree accused the company and four of its managers of taking no action in response to their complaints of racial discrimination.

Elnora Riley, a 56-year-old truck production worker, alleges that her supervisors continually questioned her ability to do assigned tasks and made groundless complaints and rude comments about her work.

Since the 1990s, the suit claims, “a group of a half dozen or so white co-workers have been involved with racially charged incidents, racially insulting and derogatory language and graffiti, including threats of violence” targeted at minority workers.

(SOURCE: OregonLive.com)

This case, like some prior, also includes allegations of white workers displaying nooses.

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