PHILADELPHIA -- Two brothers alleged in a recent lawsuit that they were subjected to a hostile work environment and laid off from a Lenni, Pennsylvania construction firm because they are black.
James and Jarvis Scott filed suit against Monridge Construction, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Oct. 21, alleging the company violated the Civil Rights Act.
The plaintiffs allege co-workers were allowed to make racial taunts and threaten them while at work, and they were not given the same privileges as white employees, include access to company vehicles and gas cards. They also allege that they were eventually laid off because of their race.
The plaintiffs are demanding an injunction against the company to prevent further violations of the Civil Rights Act, compensation for lost wages and damages, plus attorney fees and costs of litigation. The plaintiffs are represented by Ari R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti, PC in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case no. 15-cv-05732