Six Sales Representatives File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Rogers Auto Group

Today, The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Rogers Auto Group, Inc., a car dealership located in the Bronzeville area of Chicago. The law firm represents Jermaine Thomas, Fred Redeaux, Abdulaziz Tayeh, Darius Fox, Charles Barnett, and Dion Turner. Tayeh is a Muslim and the other Plaintiffs are African American. The Plaintiffs allege that they were subjected to a racially hostile work environment by management. The Plaintiffs allege that they were subjected to racial slurs such as "boy," "porch monkey," and that Tayeh was subjected to references associating him with Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, and labelling him as a terrorist. After The Hollander Law Offices informed the dealership of the claims, the lawsuit alleges that it promptly terminated Thomas and Fox. Redeaux quit because of the way he was treated afterward, and has a claim pending for constructive discharge.  Tayeh also has a claim of religious discrimination which is pending with the EEOC.  Once served, the Defendant will have 21 days to file a response in court.  The story was featured on CBS Channel 2 Chicago.
Categories: Employment Law