Boeing fired 65 employees and disciplined 53 the company says

03/05/2021

CEO Dave Calhoun implemented a “zero tolerance” policy following the May 2020 death of George Floyd.

Since June of last year, aerospace company Boeing has fired 65 employees and disciplined 53 others over behavior described as racist, discriminatory and hateful, according to a new company report on diversity.

The data follows a “zero tolerance” policy that CEO Dave Calhoun implemented following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Q13 FOX of Seattle reported.

The policy includes a goal of raising the number of Black employees at the company by 20%, according to Q13 FOX. Blacks currently account for 6.4% of staffers at Boeing.

Boeing has faced several lawsuits in recent years alleging racial discrimination. In one South Carolina case, a Black employee claimed Black employees were routinely assigned to work in “unsanitary” areas of a plant while White employees were sent to more “desirable” locations, Forbes reported.

The Boeing disclosures also come as investors place more pressure on U.S. companies to address racism and in the workplace and in hiring practices.

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