The EEOC has filed a racial harassment lawsuit against Alabama-based Olympia Construction. According to the EEOC, two bad bosses at Olympia Construction created a racially hostile work environment for three African-American employees.
The EEOC claims that Olympia’s project superintendent and another supervisor referred to and addressed three black employees in racially derogatory language on a regular basis.
The EEOC alleges that the project superintendent angrily told the black employees to leave the worksite and called them the “N” word.
The three employees claim they complained to company owners about the racially hostile work environment and told them that they had contacted the EEOC. According to the EEOC, Olympia Construction fired the employees in retaliation for complaining about the racial harassment.
EEOC District Director Delner Franklin-Thomas said, “Employers have a responsibility to ensure that their work environments, whether in an office or a construction site, are devoid of this type of racial misconduct.”