Exxon is being sued by a US government body for discrimination after nooses were discovered at the facility.
Reuters (Reuters): On Thursday, a U.S. government agency filed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE: XOM) for racial discrimination, claiming that the energy giant failed to protect employees from abuse after nooses were discovered at one of its sites in 2020.
According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a black employee at Exxon’s chemical facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, discovered a hangman’s rope at his workplace in January 2020.
According to the EEOC, Exxon examined some but not all of these instances and “failed to take reasonable, measured steps to stop the harassment.”
Exxon’s acts and inaction in connection with the noose events, according to the government agency, “created an ethnically hostile work atmosphere.”
Exxon stated that it differed with the conclusions and accusations made by the EEOC.
“We urge employees to disclose such claims, and we fully examine them.” “Hate emblems are abhorrent, offensive, and violate our company principles,” Exxon issued a statement.