Whirlpool Can't Shake Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 17, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT) -- Whirlpool Corp. could be liable for a racially hostile work environment at its LaVergne, Tenn., facility, a judge has ruled, denying a motion for summary judgment by the appliance giant in a long-running case revived by a federal appeals court earlier this year.

Judge Aleta Trauger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee ruled Monday that a reasonable jury could conclude that management of the Tennessee facility knew of the “the frequency and openness of the alleged racist slurs” directed at black...
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