A group of 19 workers is suing UPS for discrimination.
A lawsuit outlines multiple instances of discrimination that allegedly took place at a facility Maumee, Ohio.
In one instance, a game of hangman employees were allegedly playing depicted a black stick figure hanging from a tree.
A stuffed monkey wearing a UPS uniform was also allegedly placed near black workers.
Employees also say racial language was used frequently including one white driver who said she refused to deliver a package to a N-word city.
And black workers were often given the backbreaking work of loading and unloading the heaviest packages, not the better paying driver jobs that their white counterparts got.
The lawsuit says managers and supervisors enabled and even encouraged behavior.
UPS doesn’t deny the claims but the company says it already fired two employees over the incident and is working with the Ohio civil rights commission to keep it from happening again.
Some of the plaintiffs have been with UPS for more than 20 years.
They say their last resort was to sue, not to get what they want but to get what they deserve: fair treatment, free of hatred at work.