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EEOC charges modular housing company with racial bias

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Employment Law,Human Resources

According to an EEOC complaint, North Carolina-based Professional Building Systems has subjected black employees in Pennsylvania to harassment that included drawings depicting members of the Ku Klux Klan.

The complaint also alleges nooses have been displayed in the workplace of Professional Building Systems, which builds modular homes.

A manager at the company’s headquarters was singled out as the main perpetrator. The EEOC filed its racial discrimination suit on behalf of workers at the company’s Middleburg, Pa., facility as well as in North Carolina.

The suit seeks punitive and compensatory damages.

Note: We’re seeing more and more stories like this recently. Don’t let your company become an EEOC target. The law says every employee is entitled to a harassment-free workplace—and employers are responsible for ensuring that is the case.

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