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Two U.S. Solar Firms Have Now Been Accused of Workplace Racism

  • Former employees sue Momentum Solar, alleging racial slurs
  • Vivint was sued last year for alleged racism in California
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Two residential solar companies have now been accused in separate lawsuits of discriminating against African American employees in warehouses.

Six former employees of New Jersey-based Momentum Solar sued the company Monday in federal court, saying it fostered “a work environment permeated with vile racism.” Last year, a former employee of Vivint Solar Inc., one of the country’s largest residential solar-panel installers, said in a lawsuit that he faced racial harassment at a warehouse in Sacramento, California.