Former Southwest Airlines employee sues company over racial discrimination

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Former Southwest Airlines employee sues company over racial discrimination. Nydia Han reports during Action News at noon on September 23, 2018.

A former Southwest Airlines employee is suing the company over racial discrimination.

Jamel Parker says workers created a "whites only" break room at Houston's Hobby airport.

In the lawsuit, Parker also accuses the airline of subjecting black employees to harsher disciplinary actions than white workers.

Southwest Airlines released a statement saying, "We do not tolerate or condone discrimination of any kind, and we cultivate a workplace that mirrors the customers we serve."

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