White Plains-based Marjam Supply, a building supply company, has agreed to pay $495,000 to settle the complaints of five black employees. The five filed charges with the EEOC, charging the supervisors repeatedly used racial slurs, talked about joining the Ku Klux Klan and threatened to burn crosses on the workers’ lawns.
Additionally, the workers alleged they were subjected to different discipline and termination rules. A co-worker who complained about the conditions was terminated.
In addition to the monetary penalties, Marjam supervisors will undergo training, and the company must hire an equal employment opportunity officer.