JOLIET, Ill. — A group of employees at a Illinois warehouse have filed a discrimination complaint over racist graffiti on the walls of their workplace, alleging that the management was notified but did not intervene.
The workers said the discrimination stems from racist graffiti, including swastikas and KKK signs, painted in the break room walls and in the men’s bathroom.
Angela McDonald, who works the third shift at the warehouse, said the graffiti appeared about eight to nine months ago. Since then, she and other workers have pleaded with managers to find the culprit or culprits and remove the offensive drawings, she said.
The charges state that the DB Schenker Company created a hostile work environment by not removing graffiti from walls and allowing confederate flags near the warehouse entrance.