A Des Moines woman has filed a race discrimination lawsuit against her employer, Moline, Ill.-based farm equipment manufacturer Deere & Co.
Copa Burse, who is black, claims she was subjected to being yelled at and taunted by co-workers. She says racial slurs were painted on her work locker, and last year she arrived home from work to find a doll painted with a black face hanging from her garage door beneath racially motivated threats.
Burse, who is 48, has worked at Deere's Ankeny plant since September 2010.
She filed the lawsuit in Polk County District Court in Des Moines on Oct. 15.
A Deere spokesman says the company doesn't tolerate conduct that creates a discriminatory, intimidating or hostile workplace and investigates all complaints, taking appropriate action to correct problems.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.