Racial Harassment Suit Expanded at U of I

Feb 20, 2019

A federal lawsuit against the University of Illinois' Urbana campus regarding alleged racial harassment of black employees was expanded Tuesday to include U ?of I campuses in Springfield and Chicago.

The amended suit details allegations of racial harassment on the Chicago campus. Those allegations include use of the N word and other racially offensive language directed at black employees ... as well as alleged mistreatment of workers based on their race.

Attorneys initially filed the complaint late last month, which includes descriptions of alleged harassment on the Urbana campus.

The class action suit seeks damages on behalf of black employees at all three campuses and a change in the university's nondiscrimination policy. The complaint claims that the university's own policy ALLOWS such discrimination to occur.