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Trial set in California in oil patch discrimination lawsuit

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Trial has been set for late next year in a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by six workers on a gas plant construction site in North Dakota's oil patch.

The Bismarck Tribune reports the six workers, all of whom are black, are suing California-based KS Industries for incidents that allegedly happened between 2012 and 2014. They say they were victims of racially offensive graffiti and harassment, and unfair employment practices and work assignments.

The company says any issues resulted from the acts of the plaintiffs, including violation of company policies and procedures. The company also says the workers' firings were not related to their race, and that the workers didn't follow the company's internal grievance procedures.

The case is to be heard Oct. 22, 2019, in federal court in California's Eastern District.

Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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