Former ThyssenKrupp sales representative Montrelle Reese says he was subject to repeated use of the N-word and other acts of racial discrimination and harassment while working for the company. Executives have apologized and promised a full investigation. (Credit: CBS)

Target Of Racial Discrimination At ThyssenKrupp Hopes For More Than Apology

A former employee of a German-based elevator company was taking a wait-and-see approach after a top executive apologized and promised a full investigation into allegations of racial discrimination that created a hostile work environment at the firm’s suburban Chicago office.

CBS 2–02/08/2012


ThryssenKrupp Apologizes For Racially Hostile Workplace

German-based ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp. apologized Tuesday for the racially-hostile work environment that had been created at its suburban Chicago office.



German Manufacturer To Set Up North American HQ In Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced that a German maker of elevators, steel and other items is opening its North American headquarters in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012