The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against a food preparer and retailer in Louisiana for allegedly subjecting a Black worker to race-based harassment.
According to the allegations contained in the lawsuit, the store's general manager called the employee "Black boy," "the Black boy," and "little Black guy," and regularly used the "n" word in his presence. The employee was even identified as "Black boy" on the schedule, although the schedule listed the names of non-Black employees, according to the EEOC.
The EEOC claims that the employee's supervisor called him a "b*tch *ss [n****r]" in front of other managers and employees. The employer responded by sending the employee home, but not the supervisor.
The next day, the general manager allegedly told the employee that he agreed that the employee was a "b*tch *ss [n——r]." The general manager then "disciplined" the supervisor by temporarily not allowing her to wear her supervisor's shirt, according to the EEOC.
The employee resigned because he found the employment conditions intolerable. "EEOC Sues Don's Specialty Meats, Inc. for Race Harassment" www.eeoc.gov (Nov. 03, 2021).