A former Whirlpool employee at a now-closed plant in Tennessee is set to receive around one-million-dollars from the appliance maker to settle a lawsuit. The woman claimed a co-worker racially and sexually harassed her and physical beat her to the point where she suffers from PTSD and is mentally disabled as a result. That man, Willie Baker, repeatedly referred to black people by using the "n" word and constantly made sexual remarks to the woman. Whirlpool spokeswoman Kristine Vernier issued a statement to WSJM saying they are pleased to get the situation resolved, adding they strive for diversity and inclusion in all global operations. Vernier also noted the incidents in question happened in 2004, and the plant closed in 2008. The woman was awarded just over one-million dollars by a jury in 2009, and Whirlpool has recently dropped their appeal of the the judgment.
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