48-year-old Copa Burse from Des Moines, Iowa is bringing farm-implement company Deere to court, claiming her employer did nothing to stop racial discrimination against her, at the work-place.
The woman has been employed at the Deere plant in Ankeny since 2010, the Inquisitr writes
. During this time, Burse claims she was subjected to several acts of hate by her co-workers, of which company officials were informed but chose not to act upon.
She describes how she was mocked and taunted at work. On one occasion, she returned home to find a black doll hanging outside her house. Her locker at work was painted with racial slurs meant to intimidate her, which anyone could see, including company managers.
Backed by the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Mrs. Burse has filed a suit with the Polk Country District Court.
Deere reps deny tolerating “any conduct that creates a discriminatory, intimidating or hostile workplace.”
“Deere strives through its policies, supervision and training to provide a work environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment,” spokesman Ken Golden stated.