Racial Harrassment Suit Costs Murex 50K

Oil  and Gas Company Subjected Employee to Racial Harassment, Federal Agency Charged

A Texas-based oil and  gas company operating in Tioga, N.D., will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief  to settle a racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity  Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC’s lawsuit charged  that Murex Petroleum Corp. violated federal law when it subjected an African-American  employee to a hostile work environment based on his race.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Derrick  Jenkins worked for Murex Petroleum Corp. from April to September 2014 as a  roustabout at its Tioga facility. During Jenkins’ employment, he…

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