Three former employees are suing Target (TGT) because of an allegedly racially offensive guide provided to managers. The memo on “multi-cultural tips” was meant to note differences among Hispanic employees, such as “not everyone dances to salsa” and “not everyone wears a sombrero.”
The workers, who were employed at a warehouse distribution center, say in their complaint, which was filed in Yolo County Court in California in June, that they suffered crude harassment, discrimination and retaliation at work, according to Courthouse News.
According to the complaint, filed by the three employees, Robert Gonzalez, Bulmaro Fabian and Pedro Garcia-Ayala:
Target provided its distribution warehouse managers a document titled, ‘Organization Effectiveness, Employee and Labor Relations Multi-Cultural Tips.’ This document instructs managers to note differences among Hispanic employees, and states the following:
a. Food: not everyone eats tacos and burritos;
b. Music: not everyone dances to salsa;