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The executive director of the Miami Children's Museum called a Latina employee a "spic," prohibited her from speaking Spanish even on her breaks, and fired her for complaining of the discrimination, the worker claims in Miami-Dade County Court.

Class-action complaints alleging Labor Code violations have been filed against these defendants: Downtown L.A. Motors, Johnson Controls, and Nogales Investors Fund, in Los Angeles Superior Court; IHOP, in Sacramento Superior Court; Pacer International Time Management, in Manhattan Federal Court; Design Station, in Chicago Federal Court; Deluca Inc., in Ocala, Fla., Federal Court; Monarch Mulch, in Orlando Federal Court; and Panda Kitchen & Bath Expo Center, in Fort Myers, Fla., Federal Court.

(Companies not separated by commas are defendants in the same case.)

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