The nation’s largest producer of fresh eggs is being sued after it fired a black employee who had complained about racial and sexual harassment at the company’s farm in Waelder.
According to an EEOC complaint, the Cal-Maine Foods computer systems operator endured racial jokes and epithets from his boss. The supervisor also allegedly touched him inappropriately. When the man complained about the harassment, he claimed other supervisors began bothering him, too. Ultimately, Cal-Maine fired him.
The EEOC has now filed suit on the man’s behalf. Barring a dismissal or settlement, the matter will now go to trial.
Note: If the employee’s version is true, the company failed to properly investigate the harassment charges—a fact that will work against it in court.
Advice: Train all your supervisors, managers and executives to recognize harassment complaints, document them and initiate investigations.
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