Paper Mill Can't Dodge EEOC's Workplace Racism Suit

Law360, Dallas (August 22, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit can continue against a Texas paper mill on claims that it fostered a hostile work environment for African-American employees, but blocked an employee from continuing in the case.

The EEOC sued in September 2010 in Texas federal court, alleging Rock-Tenn Services Co. exposed black employees at its south Dallas mill 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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