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EEOC sues California contractor for national origin, sexual harassment

September 29, 2022

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a California commercial framing and drywall contractor for national origin and sexual harassment, alleging supervisors addressed Latino workers with racial slurs and threatened to sexually assault them.

The EEOC’s suit against Orange County, California-based Goodsell/Wilkins, filed Sept. 27, claims supervisors referred to Latino laborers as “wetbacks” and “Home Depoteros,” a derisive term for workers who gather at Home Depot looking for work.

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