A Pattern of Discrimination at Boeing?

As the aerospace giant battled class actions and federal probes, its own audits were uncovering problems in recruitment programs

The biggest part of the gender-discrimination class action against Boeing (BA ) involves allegations of pay discrepancies between women and men, but that's hardly the only charge (see BW, 4/26/04, "A New Black Eye for Boeing?"). In several sworn declarations, black female employees describe a racially hostile workplace, where, as cited in at least one case, a white co-worker made taunts involving sex, slavery, and the N-word, according to accounts in 12,000 pages of documents obtained by BusinessWeek.

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