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Former Employee Sues Dealership for Discrimination

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Oct. 16, 2019—A former employee of a Lafayette, Ind., car dealership has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging he was fired in retaliation for complaining about racial discrimination, reported RTV6 Indianapolis.

According to his attorneys, Jeffrey Turner has worked for Mercedes-Benz since the 1980s and was the only African-American employee at the Lafayette Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lafayette, Ind., where he worked for Raisor Auto Group.

Turner alleges he was subjected to a hostile work environment because of his race and that he was a regular subject of "unwelcome verbal harassment." The lawsuit alleges that Turner's former employer retaliated against him after he reported the racial slurs to Mercedes-Benz of North America and told him he was "running his mouth."

 

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