honda_web.jpgLAS VEGAS (AP) _ A federal agency has sued a Southern Nevada auto dealership over its employees' alleged racial slurs to black co-workers.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's lawsuit against Shack-Findlay Automotive LLC was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. The company does business as Findlay Honda and Findlay Automotive Group.

An attorney who has represented the company did not immediately respond to a message for comment.

The EEOC lawsuit contends Sydney Robinson, Jason Grinstead and other employees were subjected to a "racially hostile work environment'' that included racial jokes and slurs.

The agency is seeking general and punitive damages for the black workers, back pay with interest and their rehiring.