Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Subscriberz Corner "Racism In Virginia"
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A lawsuit filed in federal court accuses national grocery chain Kroger Co. of age and race discrimination against a black employee in central Ohio.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.
It says Cincinnati-based Kroger violated the rights of 49-year-old Luther Spears by unlawfully blocking his opportunities for promotion at a Mansfield store.
The EEOC says Spears has worked for Kroger for 24 years and been denied numerous promotions.
The suit says he often trained younger, white employees who received the promotions.
Kroger spokeswoman Meghan Glynn says the company doesn't comment on legal matters.
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Ms Kay Says:
There is something that can be done. Start documenting everything that happens every remark, time and date that it was said, everything. Save write up slips if there are any. Save pay check stubs they prove how many hours you work. Check to see if the people that get more hours have been there before you. If so then what they are doing is legal because they go by senority. If you have been there for 5 years and someone that has been there for 2 years gets more hrs you are entitled to have more in that case. You have a lawsuite on your hands and I would advise you to investigate the situation. Go off of facts thats what wins cases & proof !
Thanks for adding your story Lamar.