MICHIGAN — Former employees of Anna's House have filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan breakfast chain.
Both claim they were fired because of their race and religion. They also said they opposed the company's discriminatory employment practices.
Two employees, one Hispanic former manager and a Senegalese Muslim former kitchen manager, said they were not the only employees fired without warning or legal cause in 2019.
The Michigan chapter of Council on American- Islamic Relations released this statement:
"The former managers strongly resisted the owner’s discriminatory employment practices and assert they were terminated for opposing these unlawful working conditions and because of their ethnicity and religion which did not make them a “good fit” for the “culture” that the owner of Anna’s House was trying to create. Through social media postings and other statements, the owner of Anna’s House has taken a public stance which echoes the racial, xenophobic and Islamophobic biases which are at the heart of these unlawful employment practices."