A black woman who used to work at a Pleasanton, CA construction company is suing her former company for racial discrimination and harassment after the company CEO dressed up like Donald Trump and displayed a Confederate Flag to taunt her.
Southland Construction Management Inc. CEO Kenneth Hayden and CFO Anita Hayden allegedly promoted a hostile work environment that was ripe with racism.
“No one should be treated this way in America in the year 2017. This is not Alabama in the 1940’s,” said Tisha Wright in announcing her lawsuit. “This country is going backwards and it has to stop.”
The lawsuit claims that Hayden dressed up as Donald Trump to take photos with Confederate Flags at the victim’s desk and the victim was given a Confederate Flag purse at the company Christmas party. The victim also alleges that this type of harassment extended to other women and Mexican employees.
Wright’s attorney pointed to the real President Donald Trump and how he has become a symbol of racism.
“This is just a sign of how people feel empowered by our current president, and his racist and sexist statements about women and minorities, to blatantly harass and discriminate against others,” explained Chris Dolan, Wright’s San Francisco attorney. “The message couldn’t be any clearer: ‘I stand with Trump and I’m racist. If you don’t like it, then get out of my business and out of my country.’”
Date Posted: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 , Total Page Views: 1903
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