ExxonMobil faces race discrimination suit after five nooses discovered at plant
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ExxonMobil Chemical plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Amy Barnicoat-Hood
Amy Barnicoat-Hood, Research Editor

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against ExxonMobil for its alleged improper response to the display of several hangman’s nooses at a Louisiana petrochemical plant.

In January 2020, a black employee found a noose at the Baton Rouge complex. The EEOC alleges that – at the time of the employee’s complaint – ExxonMobil was already aware of three other such incidents at the site, dating back to 2016.