"We will hang you. We will seriously lynch you" – and other heartwarming workplace stories

In my recent Above The Law post I asked, as the title: “Wanna Know What B * * * * *s, Black Beans and King Kong have in Common?”

I started by saying that if you answered “nothing,” you would be … wrong.

But if you answered that these are slurs used in the American workplace like the oft-used “N-word” – you would be right!

Sadly enough.

In my post I explored a litany of recent racial harassment cases and said “prepared to be horrified.”

For example, at one Washington State company there were death threats: an assistant manager allegedly told a Black employee that “We will hang you. We will seriously lynch you if you call in again this week.”

And there are worse.

Read the whole ATL post here.

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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]