A car wash business in another state was recently accused of discriminating against certain employees on the basis of race. A race discrimination lawsuit has thus been filed against the company. According to the suit, the company did not promote black workers to management roles due to their race, which is illegal in the state of Texas and other states.
Several black workers reportedly expressed an interest repeatedly in filling management roles between 2013 and the present time. However, they were turned down for them even though some of them had been with the company since 2003. The company allegedly promoted less experienced and qualified white workers instead.
The car wash business, however, claimed that it does not make decisions related to employment on the basis of race. The business said it believed that the claims were unmerited and would fight them in court. The company has over 200 locations in various states.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964's Title VII makes it illegal for employers in the state of Texas to deny people positions utilizing the factor of race, but it still happens today all over the country. Unfortunately, this type of discrimination can be demoralizing and directly impact a worker's ability to move up the latter financially and professionally. Those who face race discrimination in the workplace have the right to seek to hold their employers accountable through the civil court system. Remedies in a successfully fought case may include a promotion or back pay depending on the circumstances surrounding the case.