LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California-based trucking firm operating in 11 Western states is being sued for discrimination and harassment of nonwhite employees, mostly drivers.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a Los Angeles federal court lawsuit on Friday that says management at Fontana-based Scully Distribution Services and its Miami parent Ryder System Inc. frequently use racial epithets when referring to black, Hispanic and East Indian employees.
The suit also says non-white drivers are treated less favorably than white drivers and workers who complain are fired in retaliation.
Scully operates in 11 Western states.
A voicemail messages seeking comment from Ryder spokesman David Bruce and spokeswoman Cindy Haas weren't immediately returned.