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8 UPS employees claim racial discrimination

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A group of eight current and former employees of United Parcel Service in Kentucky have filed a lawsuit against the company saying they faced racial discrimination, poor treatment based on race and retaliation after they complained.

The men also claim an effigy of a black UPS employee hung from a ceiling outside a manager's office for four days.

The suit, filed Friday in Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, names three managers and the company as defendants. A message left for a UPS spokesman was not immediately returned Tuesday.

The men say they were punished more severely than white employees for "alleged workplace infractions." Two of the employees were fired; two others resigned, which the lawsuit says constitutes "constructive discharge."

The men are seeking unspecified damages from Atlanta-based UPS.

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