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Tuesday, November 05, 2002

EEOC Active in West Texas - Two Large Settlements


The EEOC has settled two multi-plaintiffs cases in Midland and Amarillo. In Midland, one African American employee and four of his white co-workes at TMBR were allegedly subjected to a hangman's noose and Nazi symbols. The five will share the $859,000 settlement. Further north, in Amarillo six employees of Ron Clark Ford will split $140,000. The EEOC contended the men were "subjected to lewd, inappropriate comments of a sexual nature and had their genitals and buttocks grabbed against their will by males managers" while the dealership said it was just horseplay.

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