A civil rights lawyer has filed a civil lawsuit towards JBS USA and officers on the beef plant in Greeley claiming firm officers discriminated towards a former human sources supervisor on spiritual grounds.
Eudoxie “Dunia” Dickey, on behalf of 37-year-old Kacem Andalib, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District court docket in Denver towards JBS USA, Anthony Rickoff, human sources supervisor for the JBS Greeley beef plant, and Rigo Mendiola, director of human sources for the plant. The swimsuit alleges Rickoff stated Andalib was accountable for any issues the corporate would possibly expertise as the results of the “lately enacted Muslim Ban.”
“Rickoff outrageously accused (Andalib) that, ‘It’s all of your fault, you freaking terrorists!’” court docket filings learn. “Suggesting that (Andalib), a U.S. citizen, and his fellow co-workers have been terrorists merely by advantage of his and their perceived or precise faith, race colour, ethnicity, ancestry, alienage and/or nationwide origin.”
The submitting notes that Rickoff is a non-Muslim, white man. When Andalib approached Mendiola concerning the assertion, Mendiola knowledgeable Rickoff of the grievance and didn’t take any corrective or disciplinary actions, in line with the lawsuit. Mendiola then promoted Rickoff in the summertime of 2017, making him Andalib’s direct supervisor. Based on the swimsuit, Rickoff then started a marketing campaign of retaliation.
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