It is extraordinary that the “N-word” and the noose keep reappearing in lawsuits claiming a racially harassing workplace, as we have shown in our recent blogs.

I will mention just one more case just filed by the EEOC in this regard.  It has been alleged that a Reno company, Wedco, Inc., violated Title VII by subjecting a black employee to a visible noose hanging since he began working in 2007, and permitting two white employees to continually ridicule and make derogatory comments to him due to his race, often referring to him as a "n—r." 

These racist comments and the noose are offensive.  But it is also frustrating, at a minimum, that employers permit this type of behavior or are oblivious to it.