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Detroit taproom closes down amid workplace discrimination scandal

On Behalf of | Nov 21, 2019 | Workplace Discrimination |

If you follow the news at all, you are probably aware of the workplace discrimination scandal involving the Founders Brewing Company’s Detroit taproom. One of its former employees has accused the company of workplace discrimination based on race.

In 2018, the former worker filed a discrimination claim alleging that co-workers engaged in racial slurs while in his presence. He also claims that his managers overlooked him for promotion because of his race. Allegedly, the brewing company promoted two white workers instead even though the black employee had worked there for a longer period.

Reportedly, he told his superiors that he was going to report the discrimination to human resources. After that, the worker lost his job and began to pursue a legal solution.

The workplace discrimination lawsuit is still in progress, but the taproom has decided to close its doors temporarily. Owners of the establishment stated that the taproom would close down while Founders Brewing Company addressed the “challenges” it currently faces.

The company has denied claims that the business fired the worker because of his skin color. However, it has not yet addressed the other allegations including the racial slurs and the reason why it failed to promote the worker.

This case is a prime example of how many workplace discrimination lawsuits begin. When victims know that they deserve fair treatment in the workplace and that they have done nothing to warrant termination, it is smart to pursue a legal remedy with guidance from a qualified attorney.

In addition to helping this victim call out occupational mistreatment, this lawsuit also shows other Michigan victims how to respond appropriately to discrimination.


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