So this guy at work likes to play rap music, peppered with the N word and general nastiness. To make things worse, this same guy likes to sing along, including all the bad words. An African American co-worker complains to the rapper and to management, but nothing happens. The concerts continue every day for several months until management ultimately fires, you guessed it, the African American employee.
Time for a lawsuit!
What makes the case somewhat unusual is that the rapper was Vietnamese American. It’s funny — I almost feel like I know him.
Defendant Novellus Systems, Inc. of Silicon Valley, California, paid $168,000 in settlement of a lawsuit alleging that management’s more than 6 months of inaction contributed to a hostile work environment and that the subsequent firing of the employee was retaliatory.
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Hmm. Maybe I should go see a lawyer about that temp job where the jerk in the next cubicle kept singing along to the original cast album of Miss Saigon…