SpaceX Workers Launch 3rd Suit, Allege Racist Policies

Law360, New York (August 20, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT) -- Space Exploration Technologies Corp. employees on Monday launched a putative class action suit in California court accusing it of fostering a racist working environment in which certain workers were subjected to slurs and passed over for promotions, making this the third employee suit to befall the rocket manufacturer in less than a month.

Plaintiffs Namon Nolan Allen and Shawonna Ross accused SpaceX of instituting policies that allowed abusive verbal behavior to persist and not allowing African-American and gay employees to be given the same terms of employment and opportunities for advancement as their colleagues.

“Plaintiffs were the victims of policies, practices...

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