Jury Rules On Hostile Workplace Claims In Rochester

Jul 13, 2013

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A federal jury has come down with a mixed decision involving allegations against the City of Rochester by a group of Hispanic workers in the special services division and street maintenance department.

The jury found that a city employee limited the employees’ right to speak Spanish in the workplace, but it rejected all other claims of a hostile work environment.

Mayor Tom Richards issuing a statement saying he was pleased that the jury dismissed claims of harassment, and he says  that the city will challenge the determination about limiting language.  He says the city is committed to the establishment and encouragement of a multicultural workplace.