Bloomberg Law
June 24, 2022, 9:37 PM

Noose, Other Alleged Abuse to Get Chicago Transit Worker Trial

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The Chicago Transit Authority must face trial on a Black electrician’s claims that his foreman and co-workers subjected him to a “campaign of harassment,” including leaving a noose in his workplace, because of his race and because he complained about race discrimination, the Northern District of Illinois ruled.

According to Lasona McKinney, the harassment started after he complained that CTA foreman Joseph Simmons transferred him away from an assignment in the agency’s light rail maintenance group to make way for newly hired White electricians. The abuse included Simmons denying him use of a CTA work vehicle, requiring McKinney to travel ...

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