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Michael Myers claims he was fired by M-D Building Products of Oklahoma City because his wife is black and he complained about a co-worker's racist remarks.
by Tim Willert Published: March 30, 2013
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The co-worker “frequently and regularly” used derogatory words to refer to African-Americans, Mexicans and Asians, the filing states.

On one occasion, about two weeks after Myers was hired, the co-worker allegedly said, “I ain't trying to be racist, but them black guys and Mexicans are lazy,” the lawsuit alleges.

Myers claims he complained to a supervisor on two occasions and was told to ignore the man.

Myers was terminated in September 2011. He said was never given a reason, adding in the filing he was never told of any problems or issues with his work performance and never disciplined.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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