(CBS) — A black employee of the University of Illinois at Chicago says work has been “a living hell” – because he says he’s been taunted by co-workers who first used a rope, and now a black Santa Claus, to mock him, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
“It’s been a living hell working, the time there with the university, in that motor pool in the garage department,” says Chuck Conner.READ MORE: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman Has 'Stepped Aside' Following Independent Probe Into 2010 Sexual Assault Claim Against Former Coach
49-year-old Chuck Conner is a mechanic, maintaining buses and trucks at UIC for the past two years.
Five months ago, Conner found a rope dangling over a fence.
UIC says even though no evidence was found of a hate crime, “the disciplinary process is still underway.”