UFP RANSON, LLC TO PAY $215,000 TO SETTLE EEOC RACE AND RELIGIOUS HARASSMENT SUIT

Ranson, LLC, that manufactures lumber and building materials in Ranson, West Virginia, will pay $215,000 to settle a race and religious harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, employees subjected a Black Muslim worker to a hostile work environment because of his race and religion.  The EEOC charged that employees repeatedly called the worker various offensive, race- and religion-based epithets and much more that was permitted and not stopped by the employer.

The worker and a second employee reported the harassment multiple times to their departmental supervisor and the facility manager, among others, but UFP Ranson failed to investigate their reports and took no action to stop the ongoing harassment.

The risk and liability created here is critical, and this can happen to you!

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