TribLIVE

| Business

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Intel worker sues over 'kick me' prank

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

INTC $24.15 +$0.24

at close on TUESDAY

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Intel workers secretly taped a “Kick Me” sign to the back of a co-worker as a prank, then kicked the confused man a number of times as employees at the Rio Rancho Intel plant laughed hysterically at the episode, according to a federal lawsuit.

The employee, Harvey Palacio, said in the complaint, recently filed in Albuquerque, that once he suspected something was taped on his back during the August prank, he went to senior staffer Randy Lehman to ask if something was there.

“Lehman said turn around and as Palacio did he saw and heard (another employee) yell out ‘Don't read it, just do it',” the lawsuit said.

Lehman then kicked Palacio three times in his buttocks, according court documents.

In addition, Palacio said co-workers would hide his work uniform and filled his work bag with trash. He claims the abuse he faced over a few months was racially motivated because he's Filipino.

The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount for damages and attorney's fees.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Coal miner Alpha Natural Resources files for bankruptcy
  2. Shell shovels millions into proposed Beaver County plant site
  3. FirstEnergy to build coal waste processing facility in Beaver County
  4. Extended oil slump takes toll
  5. Bond funds hold onto cash
  6. Muni bond funds stressed
  7. Off-duty but on call: Suits seek overtime
  8. Cost-cutting at Kraft Heinz extends to refrigerator
  9. Companies hand out perks, benefits instead of pay raises
  10. $2-per-gallon gas expected by year’s end, but not in Western Pa.
  11. When it comes to home ownership, Hispanics finding locked doors