Micron accused of Discrimination

Micron accused of Discrimination

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Micron Technology Incorporation has been accused of discriminating against a Latino worker at its Lehi plant.

The U-S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against Micron for the discrimination.

The lawsuit alleges employees and management officials called former Micron employee Jose Artalejo "short Mexican" and "little Mexican" and suggested he could be a Muslim terrorist after the 9-11 attacks.

Artalejo worked at the Micron plant from 2000 to 2002 until he was fired, allegedly for complaining to bosses about the abuse he endured.

The suit asks that the court financially compensate Artalejo.

Utah-based Micron spokesman Stan Lockhart deferred comment Saturday to officials in Boise, who won't be available until Tuesday.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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