Monday, December 01, 2008

Compass-200 Million Dollar Lawsuit

Eleven African American current and former employees of Compass Group, PLC, Compass Group North America and Flik International Corp filed a federal class action lawsuit against Compass, the largest food services provider in the world, alleging race discrimination, harassment and unlawful retaliation. The Complaint alleges that:

they Stated that they were subject to slurs such as, the "N-word," "Gorilla," "Monkey" and "Chim Chim" by their White supervisors and managers.

You know everytime I read something like this, all I can do is shake my head. So many people live in this glass bubble and do not believe that this sort of thing still exists. They are in so much denial.

"It is extremely troubling that in this day and age any Company would allow its Black employees to be called the "N-word," "Chimps," "Gorillas," and "Monkeys," as alleged in the Complaint. This simply cannot be tolerated in our nation," said Kenneth P. Thompson, of Thompson, Wigdor & Gilly LLP, who represents the Plaintiffs.

However, it IS tolerated. Will having an "African American President" change this? I know it won't. Sadly, so much focus will be on World Affairs, that many(what many consider minor things) will go unnoticed.

Read more of the story HERE.


2sweetnsaxy said...

It's just sad. :-(

Anonymous said...

Compass has been doing this for so long yet they thought like Mike Tyson they were invisible. All they had to do was do the right thing now they will have to do what they should have been doing all along and it will cost them. I hope these guys go all the way with their case.