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Bullied at work at CSX, NC woman awarded $685,000

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman intimidated by CSX Transportation Inc. railroad supervisors and targeted by vandals is getting more than $685,000 plus interest.

A federal judge in Elizabeth City on Tuesday awarded Vicky Bennett of Northampton County the money for losses she suffered during her short stint as a CSX railroad conductor in 2008. A jury found CSX was an unsafe and hostile work environment for Bennett.

Bennett complained that she once found her pickup truck spray-painted with racial slurs, the back window smashed, and a mannequin head with a noose around its neck in the back seat.

Bennett said a supervisor angry that she called ahead to get directions drove the resisting black woman off railroad property in his company vehicle, refusing to let her out while he berated her.

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