Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Danger for Employers of Third Party Discrimination or Harassment - LEXOLOGY

by Amy Epstein Gluck
Originally published: January 9, 2017

As Rich aptly noted at the close of 2016, more than 50 years after the Civil Rights Acts were passed, racism continues in the society at large, and in the workplace in particular.

Case in point: this past weekend, Kelly Carter, a waitress in Ashburn, Virginia, discovered this receipt after a customer left:

great service

don’t tip Black people

NBC in Washington, D.C. reported Ms. Carter’s astonishment upon finding the message. The owner of Anita’s Restaurant, where this incident occurred, expressed that he was appalled and outraged by this message.

While this incident is disgusting and reprehensible, you may wonder, “What does this have to do with employment law?”