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California Civil Rights Law Group, a leading San Francisco Bay Area law firm focused on racial discrimination, has filed a lawsuit against Taylor Farms on behalf of 16 Plaintiffs alleging a climate of racial and discriminatory behavior at the company’s manufacturing plant in Tracy, California.
The case has been filed in the Northern District of California under, “Baker, et al v. Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc et al,” under case number 5:18-cv-00902 and is a matter of public record.
SFGate.com broke the story on February 13, 2018.
The 16 employees named in the lawsuit, all of whom are African American, described incidents in which co-workers called them “n—,” “monkey” or Spanish-language racial epithets like “congo” and “mayate.” The plaintiffs also claim they were denied promotions because of their skin color and were often forced to work in unfavorable conditions. The lawsuit depicts a workplace at which Taylor Farms management chose not to address the mistreatment of its African American employees, despite fielding complaints. The workers who reported instances of harassment to human resources often faced retaliation from upper management, according to the lawsuit.
Persons who feel that they may be encountering racial discrimination at work are urged to reach out to the law firm for a confidential consultation. It should be noted that the law firm maintains a robust website with general information, not only about racial discrimination but also other timely issues such as sexual harassment and other forms of workplace discrimination.