Tenn. Steel Fabricator Hit With EEOC Race Bias Suit

By Scott Flaherty (September 23, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday announced a lawsuit against a Tennessee steel fabricator, alleging the company had discriminated against three black employees by firing them and filling their jobs with white workers.

The EEOC filed suit in Tennessee federal court against SFI of Tennessee LLC, a company that fabricates and supplies heavy-gauge steel products, saying the company fired three of its supply chain employees based on their race. The three employees were African American, had no job performance issues prior to their firing and were replaced by white workers, according to the EEOC's suit.

"Discharging a group of...

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