Twenty-two current and former workers for Casino Queen of East Saint Louis filed a federal lawsuit alleging the casino disciplines black workers more harshly than white workers and favors white employees in giving job assignments and promotions.
The plaintiffs also said the company refused to investigate their harassment complaints and intimidated them. Some were fired.
The lawsuit seeks $1 million in punitive damages, plus lost wages and benefits for “outrageous, extreme” discrimination and harassment.
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