These days with the rough economy, it is hard enough to find work and then if you do, you may find that some employers discriminate against certain employees. This should not happen, but there are still many cases in which it does, even in Tennessee.
On April 21, 2010, a waiter at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Naples, Florida filed a discrimination against the hotel , its vice president and managing director, because they allowed a couple to make a “no colored” waitress request. This discrimination lawsuit was filed under Section 1981 Title 42 of the Civil Rights Act and is connected to the “contracts with employees and employer contract”.
The waiter, Wadner Tranchant, said that the couple Rodney Morgan made a discriminatory request and told the staff that they did not want to be served by any “people of color” or waiters with “foreign accents”. The hotel manager and vice president then allegedly entered this request into the hotel’s computer system.
The lawsuit also alleges that when the waiter who worked at the hotel for 15 years, attempted to serve the couple on March 12th, his supervisors did not allow him to serve them based upon the family’s biased request and reservation for “banquette seating”. The waiter also said this was not the first time the hotel allowed prejudice requests.
Unfortunately, even though they should not happen, cases like these occur on a regular basis across the country and even here to the residents in Tennessee. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a discrimination case or has concerns about employment practices in your workplace, please contact a Tennessee Employment Attorney right away. We will make sure that you heard and that your civil rights are protected. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.