GM says it has ‘zero tolerance for discrimination’ following allegations of racism

GM says it has ‘zero tolerance for discrimination’ following allegations of racism
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General Motors said Monday that it has "zero tolerance for discrimination" following allegations of racism at a plant in Ohio.

"We’re outraged that anyone would be subjected to racist behavior. We have zero tolerance for discrimination – this is not who we are. We’re working to drive this out of our workplaces," the company wrote in several tweets responding to users. 

Nine employees recently filed a lawsuit against GM alleging racism at a plant in Toledo, Ohio. The employees have said that "whites-only" signs were placed outside a bathroom and that they found nooses hanging at the plant. 

The lawsuit claims that black employees at the plant were told that a white employee's "daddy" was in the Ku Klux Klan and that white workers at the plant wore shirts with Nazi symbols, according to CNN.

The lawsuit also states that there is an "underlying atmosphere of violent racial hate and bullying” at the plant.

In a statement to The Hill last week, GM said it was "taking the matter seriously."

"Discrimination and harassment are not acceptable and in stark contrast to how we expect people to show up at work," the company said at the time. "We treat any reported incident with sensitivity and urgency, and are committed to providing an environment that is safe, open and inclusive. General Motors is taking this matter seriously and addressing it through the appropriate court process."