The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has charged in a lawsuit filed on 28 September 2022 a steel fabrication and erection company Schuff Steel Company violated federal law by harassing African American and Hispanic employees at its location in Eloy in Arizona and retaliating against them when they complained. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Schuff Steel’s Eloy plant manager regularly used racial slurs against Black and Hispanic employees, including using the N-word, as well as anti-Hispanic slurs. Additionally, the EEOC alleges the plant manager told his staff that he preferred white employees and yelled white power at work. The plant manager also ridiculed Hispanic employees who did not speak English well.The EEOC further charged that when Schuff Steel employees complained to human resources or to the plant manager about the harassment, the plant manager retaliated against those employees by firing them or moving them to the graveyard shift. The anti-Hispanic and anti-African American harassment ultimately forced some employees at Schuff Steel to resignSuch alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits harassment based on race and/or national origin, as well as retaliation for complaining about it.