Comcast hit with race discrimination lawsuit

Employees at Chicago’s South Side facility claim “hostile” work environment, mistreatment

Eleven current and former employees of Comcast’s Chicago South Side facility filed a lawsuit Monday, claiming the media company “has engaged in an ongoing pattern of race discrimination against African-American employees” since at least 2005.

According to the lawsuit, technicians at the South Side facility worked in a “hostile” environment and endured offensive name-calling. The workers allege that the facility was rundown, with a leaky roof and no temperature control until renovations in 2009, and riddled with cockroaches and rats, which crawled in and out of cable equipment, contributing to malfunctions.

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