Paper Co. Aims To Block EEOC Witness In Racism Case

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT) -- A Texas paper mill accused by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of fostering a hostile work environment for African-American employees asked a judge Wednesday to block the testimony of a museum curator who studies the history of racism, arguing that his "inflammatory" comments will prejudice the jury.

Rock-Tenn Services Co. Inc. is attempting to fight off claims that African-American employees were exposed to racist graffiti in the restrooms, the use of racial slurs by co-workers and the display of nooses at an employee workstation....
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Case Information

Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, US v. Rock-Tenn Services Company, Inc.

Case Number



Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Jane J Boyle

Date Filed

September 30, 2010

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