Complaints allege racist graffiti at San Francisco work site
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three black men who worked at a construction site in San Francisco have filed complaints alleging they were subjected to racist graffiti on the job and once found black dolls with nooses around their necks in restrooms.
The San Francisco Chronicle says the complaints against Clark Construction were filed on Thursday with the California Department of Fair Employment. The men, Craig Ogans, Douglas Russell and Don’ta Laury, worked as elevator operators at the site of a 43-story tower going up in the city’s SoMa neighborhood.
Clark Construction said in a statement it notified law enforcement after being made aware of the incidents, installed security cameras and undertook anti-harassment training. The company said it does not tolerate discriminatory behavior.
The men’s attorney, John Burris, said he will file a lawsuit.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com