USA: Aramark faces further race discrimination retaliation case
A race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit was filed last Friday by a white employee against Aramark Corp, the largest provider of outsourcing services in the US, in relation to its operations at Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. This suit follows the filing of a race discrimination class action by African American employees that was filed against ARAMARK/Presbyterian in August 2001. This case, filed by ten employees on behalf of black workers in certain departments at ARAMARK/Presbyterian, alleges that the defendants engaged in ongoing, pervasive racial discrimination in disciplinary actions against class members. The action further alleges that four of the named plaintiffs were fired based upon fabricated disciplinary charges, when in actuality, they were terminated because they objected to the discriminatory pattern of discipline. In addition, white supervisors are alleged to have used various racial epithets, such as "ni**er" and "black punk" when referring to African American employees.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- General Mills sales woes continue - analysis
- Why personalisation will take-off in US food
- US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food
- Analysis: Chocolate sector's deforestation pledge
- Comment: Meal kits in US - don't believe the hype
- Kraft Heinz cuts jobs in US, Canada
- Mondelez set for union crosshairs next week
- Mondelez plays down impact of union action
- Brazil seeks to cool concerns over meat probe
- US meal delivery service Blue Apron buys BN Ranch