Blockbuster Faces EEOC Charges

Law360, New York (March 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a racial harassment suit against Blockbuster Inc., alleging Bangladeshi employees were harassed and then fired for objecting to the hostile work environment.

In a complaint filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the EEOC alleged that the Bangladeshis, who worked at Blockbuster stores in Manhattan and Staten Island, were subject to offensive remarks.

“There is no excuse for harassing and ridiculing employees because of their country of origin, skin color or their willingness to protest discrimination,”...
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