Trial date set for ND oil patch discrimination lawsuit

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The trial date has been set for a racial discrimination lawsuit brought forward by six workers from a gas plant construction site in North Dakota's oil patch.

The Associated Press says the workers are black and were victims of racially offensive graffiti, harassment and unfair employment practices and work assignments.

The company says the workers' firings were not related to their race and that they didn't follow the company's internal grievance procedures.

The case is scheduled for October of 2019 in California.