Former worker accuses Recology of discrimination, retaliation

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A former Recology worker is suing the garbage company for retaliation after he says he complained of a racist incident. (KGO-TV)

A former Recology worker is suing the garbage company for retaliation after he says he complained of a racist incident.

Daryle Washington claims a fellow worker placed a hanging noose on top of a black employee's personal belongings. That worker was suspended for six days.

But when he came back, Washington says the harassment continued. He is upset the city never investigated the 2-year-old incident.

"When you have something that symbolizes hate like that, that is a problem," he said. "There is no joke there. There is nothing to be taken lightly. There is nothing to be taken as if it is funny."

Washington is suing Recology for discrimination and retaliation.

In a statement to ABC7 News, Recology's Human Resource Manager Varessa Scott said: "No bullying has been reported or witnessed by anyone, and there has been no retaliation of any kind."

The company added that the offending employee was disciplined.
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