Ky. Jury Awards UPS Workers $5.3M After Effigy Hanging

Law360, New York (April 14, 2016, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky state jury on Thursday awarded $5.3 million to eight African-American UPS workers who alleged they were subjected to a hostile work environment, which included hanging an effigy of a black UPS driver as part of a purported safety demonstration.

A jury in Fayette County issued it verdict in favor of William Barber and seven other United Parcel Service Inc. drivers who had sued the company and a trio of individual managers alleging disparate treatment and retaliation in addition to their  hostile work environment claims.

Initially filed in 2014, the suit claimed that African-American workers were given more severe punishments...

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