Black food staff at Comcast Center file bias suit

December 1, 2008 11:38:04 AM PST
Black cafeteria workers at the new Comcast Center in Philadelphia say they routinely endure racist remarks, job discrimination and retaliatory firings. Eleven plaintiffs are named in a $200 million discrimination suit filed Monday against the Compass Group and others. The global firm handles food services for Comcast.

Lawyer Douglas Wigdor says that seven of the 11 plaintiffs were fired as the once mostly black staff became mostly white.

An Associated Press call to a Compass Group spokeswoman at the firm's U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., has not been immediately returned.

The suit is filed in federal court.

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