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Shanda Smalls
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12:42 PM on 06/28/2012
Guess I need to more about these cases, not understanding how an employer is responsible for the actions of a few if they aren't aware WHO did it. I mean if they know and didn't saction than I could understand. IMHO
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04:37 PM on 06/28/2012
The employer is responsible when they are informed of what is going on and take no action to stop it.
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Shanda Smalls
Statements of Facts, Killed Intelligent Debate
05:12 PM on 06/28/2012
That is what I said, but I didn't get the sense that they had been informed at least not from the little bit the article talked about.
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sunnubian
11:36 AM on 06/28/2012
Work environments like that usually come from the top down. Employees who know that the head people are not in sync with their racial psychopathy do not/will not engage in that type of behavior even if it is what they feel in their heart. They are just following the lead of those at the top or those in charge or they are doing things like this because they KNOW AHEAD OF TIME that there will be no consequences. When it is something that continues over time, it is definitely people acting out the racist sentiments of their superiors. Otherwise, on the very first complaint, it would be made known that the company is not in compliance with nor will tolerate any type of racial harassment on the job. So, these people are right to sue and I'm glad when any actually WIN against childish, psychopathic racist hatred and harassment and discrimination in the workforce, or anywhere else for that matter. The companies DESERVE to be sued for not doing a damn thing about it when it is reported and for allowing the sick perpetrators to remain employed.
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sweetpatriot
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10:17 AM on 06/28/2012
How sad
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12:49 PM on 06/29/2012
Sad? Here on HP there's "Black voices" "Latino voices" etc but no "White voices"...

Isn't this racist?
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brandon20678
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07:23 AM on 06/28/2012
Not surprised at all, most baby boomers are still in the workforce. Most people act like this around others who are the same, it's sad in 2012 people are still like this. This country is diverse with people with many talents,this type of behavior should not be tolerated.
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2question
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01:12 PM on 06/28/2012
So, you're making this into a generational thing? That's just not correct. Look at the great civil rights leaders of our country. They're in their 60s, 70s and 80s. Every single civil rights act that protects us from housing and job discrimination was passed in the 60s. The activists who pushed for them and the legislators who voted for them are elderly baby boomers or deceased due to advanced age.

FFS, some of the very worst of the white supremacists are people in their 30s. Go to Southern Poverty Law Center's website and look it up.
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maxfax
Taa - dah!
09:41 PM on 06/27/2012
If you do a little search on this particular item, this is not so unusual or isolated. 21st century what's wrong with people?
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07:26 PM on 06/27/2012
Good luck on that lawsuit. I had a boss wave a knife in my face and threatened to kill me in front of all the other employees. Anytime we had a meeting with him, he pulled out the knife and practiced flipping it. Regardless, he had already attacked and choked another employee until he had passed out. Mind you, this is corporate American in Washington DC, a large defense contractor where we wore suits. We also had recordings of the threats and the threats he made by telephone. It was dismissed.

A noose and shackles? not so much.
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DonQuixokie
09:31 PM on 06/27/2012
So because you all failed to get your boss busted for hostile work environment, then everyone else in America needs to just lump it?
Defense contractor? You mean mercenary group, doesn't matter whether you wore suits, tutus or leather. Violence is a part of the culture. What did you expect?
"My boss snapped my neck like a rotten twig and I eat through a straw, but that's corporate culture so quit whinin'"
Try finding work where contempt for human life is not part of the culture. Your boss sounds like a real bastard who should die in prison.
But your own view of what should constitute a welcoming work environment is twisted. Not everyone works for employers who's business model involves child prostitutes...as per Eric Prince's Blackwater Man Camps in Iraq.
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10:03 PM on 06/27/2012
Dismissed by who ? Did you get a lawyer ?
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elderwalker
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06:58 PM on 06/27/2012
Sometimes it is the company but sometimes it is a individual or group working for a company and sometime they should be sue as well for if they are name in the suit maybe it will cause people to think.