A former BHP employee in Arizona has settled a race discrimination lawsuit against BHP’s U.S. subsidiaries. The employee alleged he was harassed by his co-workers based on his race. The harassment included his co-workers defacing posters which depicted African Americans; hanging nooses in the cab of his truck and in workspaces within the facility; and using a bottle of honey to make it look like a Klu Klux Klan member.
The lawsuit was brought against BHP as well as Capstone, the company to whom BHP sold the plant where the employee worked. The employee alleged that nooses continued to be present in the workplace even after Capstone took ownership, and that racial slurs were used toward him as well as offensive comments about the color of his skin.
The lawsuit was vigorously defended by both companies before the settlement was reached.
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