Racial discrimination found at Tukwila School District

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by LINDA BRILL / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 3:08 AM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that the Tukwila School District discriminated against 10 workers who complained of being harassed in the workplace.

The EEOC investigation finds sufficient evidence to indicate that the district "subjected employees to an illegal, hostile work environment consisting of race and color harassment."

KING 5 News broke the story last year when the 10 African American school workers complained that the school superintendent said racially charged comments to them.  The superintendent, Ethelda Burke, has since resigned.

One of the workers in the complaint, Foster High School athletic director J.D. Hill, says of the EEOC finding, "I feel vindicated. Our kids will get what they deserve."

KING 5 is still waiting for a response from the Tukwila School District.

The following are the documents listing the discrimination charges against Tukwila School District:

http://media.king5.com/documents/Tukwila+EEOC+discrimination+charges+11.pdf

http://media.king5.com/documents/Tukwila+EEOC+discrimination+charges+2.pdf

 


 

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