Target Says Sorry For ‘Multi-Cultural’ Tips Used In Northern Calif. Warehouse

Source: ABC News

After three Target employees sued the company for discrimination, including the distribution of “multi-cultural tips” noting the “differences among Hispanic employees,” the company says it never meant to offend.

The three employees who filed suit, Robert Gonzalez, 58, Bulmaro Fabian, 58, and Pedro Garcia-Ayala, 36, worked at a Target Distribution Warehouse in Woodland, Calif., about 15 miles northwest of Sacramento. The three men are of Mexican descent, according to the lawsuit, and were employed as warehouse workers “in manual labor positions, while Caucasian employees held nearly all management positions.”

Ilija Cvetich, the attorney for the plaintiffs, declined to comment on behalf of his clients.

The three men seek unspecified punitive damages for harassment, failure to prevent harassment, age and race discrimination and retaliation.

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  • TARGET CORP sued in Calif for Racial Discrimination

    Here is what Target tells their Calif. employees about
    Hispanic workers and how to react to them in their distribution warehouses with
    a document titled: ‘Organization
    Effectiveness, Employee and Labor Relations Multi-Cultural Tips,’

    Local on air media have said about it: ‘unbelievably
    ridiculous memo’

    This Target document instructs managers to
    note differences among Hispanic employees, and states the following:

    “a. Food: not everyone eats tacos and burritos;

    “b. Music: not everyone dances to salsa;

    “c. Dress: not everyone wears a sombrero;

    “d. Mexicans (lower education level, some may be undocumented);

    “e. Cubans (Political refugees, legal status, higher education level); and

    “f. They may say ‘OK, OK’ and pretend to understand, when they do not,
    just to save face.”

    For full press reports on this July suit