Paul Solomon says he’s been blackballed as a troublemaker since he complained that a white co-worker taunted him with a noose in October at the Comcast Center construction site in Philadelphia.
Solomon told the Philadelphia City Council that he was working full time before the incident, but in the six weeks following his complaint, he’d worked only five out of 45 days. “It seems like I’ve been put on the bench,” he said.
Solomon testified at a hearing on a bill introduced by Councilman Darrell Clarke that would outlaw displays of “symbols of racial animus” in workplaces, including swastikas, burning crosses and nooses. The bill would increase fines for ethnic intimidation from $300 to $1,900 and set a maximum 90-day jail term.
Solomon has filed an EEOC complaint and retained a lawyer.
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