I used to, and by that I mean before yesterday, think that I would love to live in Tennessee. I admit that this belief had a lot to do with my love and admiration for one Amy Grant. I know that nothing can come between me and my Amy, but Tennessee I’m rethinking.
Jack in the Box settles claim on behalf of worker
Associated Press – May 20, 2009 11:15 AM ET
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Fast-food chain Jack in the Box has settled a lawsuit filed by federal officials on behalf of a worker at a Nashville restaurant for $20,000.
The Tennessean reported Frances Griffith, a white hostess, said she was subjected to repeated “obscene racial epithets” by African-American co-workers and that one told her she should kill her unborn baby because it was of mixed race.
The lawsuit by the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission stated Griffith called a company ethics hot line last April, after which the chain investigated and fired one employee for making racial remarks.
The claim stated the harassment continued and the company did not respond to her further complaints.
In a statement Tuesday, Jack in the Box said the company doesn’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
I don’t think of Jack in the Box as having a hostess, but I’ve never actually been to one. I also don’t suddenly hate Tennessee because crap like this can happen anywhere.