ThyssenKrupp Created Racially Hostile Work Environment

Feb. 4 – Chicago Sun-Times

Alumnus Stephen Potts (JD ’95) quoted

The Illinois Department of Human Rights found “substantial evidence” that Reese was harassed because of his race and that the harassment “created a hostile, intimidating and offensive work environment that substantially interfered” with his ability to perform his job.

… Reese’s attorney Stephen Potts said the allegations raise serious questions about the company Emanuel proudly welcomed to Chicago this week.

“It’s one person making a complaint. But, it shows an atmosphere perpetuated and accepted by the company,” Potts said.

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