ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOV.com) — A St. Ann man is suing town’s Papa John’s Pizza after experiencing what he calls employment discrimination and getting fired after submitting complaints.
George Mitchell mentioned racist remarks have been widespread when he labored on the Papa John’s and have been so frequent he determined to hit the document button as proof. “It began getting worse and worse. Him yelling at folks, leaping in folks’s faces and I lastly reached out to the district workplace supervisor,” he mentioned.
Mitchell advised Information four he took his considerations to company and “the district supervisor got here again and began biting my head off.” Mitchell mentioned they fired him after his complaints.
“He mentioned, ‘I’m uninterested in Black guys taking our girls.’ It was simply an uneasy feeling every single day,” Mitchell mentioned. From there, he filed a criticism with the Equal Employment Alternative Fee and so they advised him he had grounds to sue. The Missouri Fee on Human Rights can also be investigating the St. Ann Papa John’s.
The lawsuit Mitchell filed paints an image of Black staff receiving unwarranted conversations about white supremacy from their supervisor. “I need them to take accountability. I desire a dialogue,” Mitchell mentioned. “I need one thing in place to forestall this from taking place once more.”
Papa John’s despatched this assertion in response: “We take all allegations of discrimination very critically, however as a matter of follow we don’t touch upon authorized issues.”
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