Federal lawsuit filed against Don’s Specialty Meats for racial harassment
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (BRPROUD) – Don’s Specialty Meats is accused by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of subjecting a black employee to a hostile work environment because of his race.
The EEOC alleges that Don’s Specialty Meats, a food processor and retailer based in Scott and Carencro, La, violated federal law in a lawsuit September 24, 2021.
According to the EEOC lawsuit, the general manager of Don’s Specialty Meats, Inc. regularly referred to the employee as “black boy,” “the black boy” and “little black guy,” and he regularly used the word “n Â»In the presence of the employee. Don’s Specialty Meats, Inc. also identified the employee as a “black boy” on the schedule, while identifying non-Black employees by name.
The lawsuit also alleges that when the worker’s supervisor repeatedly called the worker a “bitch [nââr]In front of managers and other employees, Don’s Specialty Meats, Inc. fired the employee, but not the supervisor, for the remainder of the day.
The lawsuit says the employee ultimately resigned due to intolerable working conditions.
“The ‘n’ word is among the most offensive and inflammatory racial slurs in English, and its very
use communicates racial bigotry, âsaid Rudy Sustaita, Houston District Attorney for the EEOC
The EEOC alleges that Don’s Specialty Meats violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits race-related harassment.
The lawsuit was filed in US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division.
Don’s Specialty Meats does not responded to the trial and a hearing date has not been set.