From the You Can’t Make This Up Department (also known as the EEOC)

NEW YORK – M. Slavin & Sons, a retail and wholesale fish market, violated federal law by creating a hostile work environment for male employees, including physical and verbal sexual harassment and offensive and degrading comments based on race and national origin, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

According to the EEOC’s suit, some of the owners and managers of M. Slavin & Sons subjected male employees, particularly black employees, including both black Americans and at least one immigrant from Africa, to ongoing harassment. The misconduct included groping their buttocks, putting fish hooks into their buttocks and unnecessarily rubbing their bodies into the employees when passing them by. The owners and managers also made numerous crude, obscene sexual and/or racist comments. One owner used the term “n—-r” and another manager made comments such as “African b—–d” and “Let me see you run like you are in Africa.”

And from NBC New York

The EEOC said minority employees faced comments like “I didn’t hire you to think” and “I didn’t know you could read.”

First, I’m glad we have an EEOC to investigate and prosecute such crimes. Second of all, Slavin???.


Thank God we live in a post-racial America.

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