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Steel Maker Settles Race Claims For $600,000

Law360 (February 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A leading steel manufacturer has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle claims by a group of employees that it created and condoned a racially hostile workplace.

Black workers at AK Steel were allegedly subjected to racial slurs, threats, and displays of nooses, Swastikas and Ku Klux Klan paraphernalia daily at the company’s Butler, Pennsylvania plant.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which sued the Fortune 500 company on behalf of the alleged victims, said far from being unaware of the pervasive racism, management sanctioned it...
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