USA: Women kicked off Napa Valley Wine Train sue company for alleged racial discrimination

Author: Al Jazeera & Associated Press, Published on: 5 October 2015

"Women kicked off wine train file $11 million lawsuit", 2 Oct 2015

Members of a mostly African-American book club booted from the Napa Valley Wine Train in August after they were accused of being loud and boisterous sued the train's owners for racial discrimination Thursday...Two of the 11 women said the ordeal caused them to lose their jobs...The company said in a statement that it takes allegations of discrimination very seriously...The lawsuit also claims the women were defamed by a company statement saying they were verbally and physically abusive...The company issued an apology after the women were ejected, promising additional training for employees on cultural diversity and sensitivity and free passes for a future trip on the tourist-oriented rail attraction...

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