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What’s the cost of a few racist managers? $2 million

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In a recent EEOC race discrimination settlement, Cracker Barrel agreed to pay more than $2 million to 51 current and former employees because of supervisors' actions at three of its Illinois restaurants.

The African-American employees claimed their supervisors required them to work in the smoking section and wait on African-American customers because the white servers didn't want to. The employees also claimed that supervisors and other co-workers called them racial epithets, such as "porch monkeys" and "you people." Managers allegedly ignored the complaints. The EEOC said all of this amounted to a racially hostile environment.

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