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Ex-Target workers sue, allege racial discrimination against Hispanic workers in Calif. [USA]

Author: Associated Press, Published on: 10 July 2013

Three former Target employees are suing the nation’s second-largest discount chain for discrimination and retaliation, citing alleged racial slurs from managers and a training document that included stereotypical portrayals of Hispanics. The lawsuit…says that workers who complained about the conditions at a distribution center in Woodland were fired. The complaint alleges that white managers regularly used racial epithets when speaking with Hispanic workers…Also, according to the complaint, the training document used negative stereotypes…Target spokeswoman…said she could not comment on the allegations in the lawsuit…She said the company doesn’t “tolerate or condone discrimination in any form” and has policies and procedures in place to prevent unfair treatment. The company… has apologized for the content of the training document…that…wasn’t part of any “formal or company-wide training” and was only used at one distribution center…

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Related companies: Target