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October 3, 2023

Nooses found at jobsite lead to lawsuit against Amazon, contractors

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — Five Black and Hispanic electricians who felt threatened when several nooses were found at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the company and two contractors, accusing them of inaction, retaliation and racial discrimination.

Eight nooses were found over the course of a month in 2021 at the site in Windsor, just north of Hartford. The electricians say they complained about the nooses but were labeled as potential culprits by the company they worked for. The FBI also labeled them as such and made them take lie detector tests as part of its investigation, according to the lawsuit.

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