A former Panera Bread Company employee has filed a federal lawsuit against the company, claiming he was fired from its Forbes Avenue store in Oakland after allegedly refusing to carry out discriminatory policies set forth by his superiors.
Covelli is a sexist and racist person. This is a fact that is finally being exposed. He has forever openly told managers that people of color, overweight people, and other minorities must be back of house personnel. Great to see he is being exposed!
That is the absolute truth. If you are not a pretty, young, white girl there is a good possibility that you have/will be discriminated against if you work for Covelli. While I worked there, if he came in to find a black person working up front we usually got lectured about hiring "good people," At one point I was told not to have a certain person on register because he was, according to Covelli and the DM, too ugly to work up front. One of my employees was also considered "too fat" to be promoted according to Covelli. The man is a piece of garbage on an ethical level.