• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Managers’ jokes cost AutoZone $75,000

by on
in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

When employee Frank Mahoney Bur­­roughs converted to the Sikh religion, managers at the AutoZone began asking him if he had joined Al-Qaeda and whether he was a terrorist, according to a lawsuit filed recently by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In addition, the suit said, the Auto­­Zone in Everett, Mass., refused to accommodate his religious need to wear a turban and failed to intervene when customers referred to him as “bin Laden” and made terrorist jokes. The suit said Burroughs was fired in retaliation for complaining.

AutoZone will pay $75,000 plus attorneys’ fees, adopt a policy prohibiting religious discrimination and train its managers in all of its 4,500 stores nationwide.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/31644/managers-jokes-cost-autozone-75000 "

Leave a Comment