Ready Mix Reportedly Settles Race-Bias Claims That Included Noose Display

Ready Mix concrete discrimination
Ready Mix concrete discrimination

A Southern supplier of concrete and cement products has reportedly agreed to pay $400,000 to seven black employees to settle federal charges that it discriminated against them by using racial epithets and displaying a noose at work sites in Alabama

Black males employed at a Ready Mix USA plant in the Montgomery area were subjected to derogatory racial language, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Tuesday. The language included name-calling and references to the Ku Klux Klan that were used by supervisors, the EEOC said in its statement announcing the settlement.