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Ohio agency finds evidence of racial complaints at UPS hub

MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says it has found evidence to support 25 complaints that UPS Inc. engaged in illegal discriminatory practices at an Ohio distribution center.

The Blade reports (http://bit.ly/2sN93s8) a number of UPS employees filed complaints with the commission after two nooses were found hanging in the Maumee building last year. The Blade obtained a copy of the commission report in a public records request.

The report says the UPS hub has been “permeated” with racially charged comments and incidents since 2013 to include displays of Confederate flags, racially offensive text messages and “overtly hostile comments.”

The company has been ordered to create the position of equal employment officer.

UPS has asked the commission to have a neutral employee from the agency review evidence in the case.

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