Eduardo Juarez, the EEOC's lead attorney on the case, says an Anglo Cox employee subjected co-worker and named plaintiff Cesar Mejias to ethnic slurs. "Comments such as 'Stupid Puerto Rican,' 'dirty Puerto Rican,' 'Why don't you go back to Puerto Rico?' This was done frequently," Juarez said, and Mejias "complained to management, but the harassment never stopped. Nothing was done to stop it." The EEOC seeks injunctive relief to force Cox to train its management and employees on how to investigate complaints and stop harassment. As of press time, Cox management had not returned our call, but announced last week that it had not seen the lawsuit and could not comment.
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