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Do Companies Owe a Duty to Protect Employees From Racist Customers? - Litigation News

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Posted on: Nov 14, 2019

Intro by Tim Devereux, Wagner Reese LLP

A black former employee at an Oregon-based Apple store who says managers repeatedly failed to support him -- and ultimately fired him -- after he endured years of racist behavior from customers has filed a $750,000 lawsuit against the technology giant.

The former employee has alleged that managers at the Apple Store failed to take steps against a customer who shoved the employee and referred to him in demeaning terms.  According to the suit, after a customer made racially charged remarks to the black employee, the employee was placed on administrative leave and then fired for “violating company policies.” Read more here.

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