Tuesday, October 10, 2006

You're no good, baby, you're no good

Subtitled: "When will they ever learn""

Seriously, what does it take for some people, a mixed-race superhero, Tolerance Man, to fly down and smack them silly? Well, since we don't have him, or Harassment Woman either, we have to go with the EEOC.

From the AP, we learn that:
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Monday that it has filed employment discrimination suits against the Atlanta Bread Co. restaurant chain, BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. and auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc.

In separate lawsuits filed Thursday in federal court here, the EEOC claimed that Natick, Mass.-based BJ's and Smyrna, Ga.-based Atlanta Bread International Inc. allowed racial discrimination of black and Hispanic employees. The complaint against Memphis, Tenn.-based AutoZone, filed Monday, accuses the company of permitting sexual harassment of several female workers.

The alleged offenders are not the sharpest knives in the drawer:
In the Autozone case, the manager of the Starke AutoZone store in north Florida allegedly made repeated unwelcome sexual advances and offensive comments to female employees between October and December of 2005. The women complained to the manager but said no action was taken until one of the victims was fired in January 2006.

In other words, "You won't put out for me, I'll put you out of here. Nothing's gonna happen to me, 'cause, well, I'm a dumb sonuvabitch!"