Federal Lawsuit Alleges Racial Discrimination

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

About 230 current and former employees at a Baton Rouge-based oil services company have filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying they were forced to work in facilities where racist graffiti, slurs and discrimination are commonplace.

The lawsuit was filed this week in a Texas federal court against
Turner Industries Group LLC.

Black workers say they've complained for more than a decade
about nooses hung in workplaces, racial slurs, segregated bathrooms
and unequal treatment in Turner facilities in Louisiana and Texas.

One black woman described showing up at a work site where a
protective suit was stuffed, tagged with her name and hung from a

In a statement, Turner denied any harassment or discrimination.
A company spokesman didn't immediately return a call for comment

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