Two males have now filed suit claiming staff at Vivint Solar in Sacramento used racial slurs to handle a black co-worker and constructed a cardboard fort contained in the warehouse with the phrases “White Only” spray painted on the facet.
The photos of the “fort” had been included as a part of the lawsuits filed towards Vivint Solar.
It was only one a part of the racism that two staff stated they needed to endure and witness contained in the Vivint Solar warehouse within the Natomas space.
“I find it odd that there was a fort at all — aside from being wildly racist,” stated Corey Bennett, an legal professional for the 2 staff.
“(Teshawn) Solomon took the photo to regional manager and said, ‘Is this some kind of joke?’ And the manager said, ‘What do you want me to do about it?'” Bennett stated.
In response, the CEO of Vivint Solar stated in an announcement: “The disturbing experience described by our former employee does not reflect the values or culture of Vivint Solar and stands in direct contradiction to our core values as a company.”
According to Vivint, one particular person has been fired and the corporate stated a number of others have been disciplined.
The firm additionally introduced a overview of insurance policies and extra coaching because the lawsuit was filed.
But, the legal professional for the plaintiffs stated he thinks they’ve solely seen the tip of the iceberg.
“We’ve been contacted by other Vivint employees around the state, around the country, in fact, telling us similar things,” Bennett stated. “I think there is a deeper problem here, and we are going to be learning more about this in the weeks and months to come.”