Former Mercedes Worker Files Suit Against Dealership for Discrimination

Maria Perez
Oct 13, 2019 - 9:46
Former Mercedes Worker Files Suit Against Dealership for Discrimination

A former employee of a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Indiana has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that he was fired in retaliation for complaining about racial discrimination he faced in the workplace. In a lawsuit filed on October 8 in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Jeffrey Turner stated he had worked for Mercedes Benz since the 1980s and was the only Black employee at the Mercedes-Benz of Lafayette dealership in Indiana, where he worked for Raisor Auto Group. The complaint viewed by The North Star states that Turner, who was a sales manager at the company, said that Mike Raisor, the owner, boasted that the company was “[n-word] scalping” Black customers, meaning the company was “systematically...

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