Mississippi-Based Offshore Worker Alleges Racial Bias in Federal Suit Against Employer

A Mississippi-based offshore oil rig worker has filed a federal lawsuit in New Orleans against his employer, Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, alleging racial bias and intimidation from supervisors. Maurice Wilson of Morton, Mississippi, who is African-American, claims he was subjected to intimidation on multiple occasions by supervisors, including an incident involving a picture drawn by a supervisor depicting Wilson hanging from a rig structure surround by KKK members. Learn more.