Judge: Black workers faced hostile environment, may have added to it

10/17/2012 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

A jury must decide whether three black former employees of Holmes & Holmes Industrial in Utah willingly contributed to creating a hostile work environment, a federal judge has ruled. The three employees were subjected to racial jokes and slurs that no "reasonable African-American would not be offended by," the judge ruled. However, the employees' own use of racial terms suggest that they did not consider their work environment to be hostile, said a lawyer representing Holmes & Holmes.

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