Company to pay $2 million for discriminating against anyone not Hispanic

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The El Mexicano food company will pay $2 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging it discriminated against ‘non-Hispanic’ job applicants. (screenshot)

This breaks the irony meter. A California-based Mexican-food company called “El Mexicano” will pay $2 million to settle a federal lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against “non-Hispanic” job applicants for the past decade.

El Mexicano manufactures Mexican-style cheese and meat products and canned foods. It is owned by Marquez Brothers International.

In a settlement announced by the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), the federal agency accused Marquez Brothers of discriminating against black, white and Asian applicants in its hiring for unskilled warehouse jobs.

“The suit further charged that the companies discouraged non-Hispanic appli­cants from applying for open positions [by imposing] a language requirement not required for the job,” the EEOC said. So basically, the company demanded that job applicants speak Spanish.

In addition to the $2 million settlement, Marquez Brothers International agreed to sweeping injunctive relief to prevent future discrimination by maintaining “a centralized tracking system for all complaints of discrimination.”

In the EEOC lawsuit, two black men said they applied for jobs at two different Marquez Brothers facilities in California, but were turned away.

Specifically, the lawsuit claims that one of the black applicants “was not hired despite having been better qualified than those ultimately hired.”

A second applicant “was repeatedly discouraged from applying and told that Marquez Brothers International was not hiring.”

The lawsuit alleges that Marquez Brothers maintained this pattern of discrimination for the past 10 years at its facilities in the following states: California, Colorado, Arkansas, Illinois, Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Utah.

While the two men in the EEOC lawsuit were black, the agency conducted an investigation and found numerous other instances of discrimination against white, Asian and other races.

If you believe El Mexicano has discriminated against you, contact the EEOC by calling its toll-free number at (855) 725-4456.

What’s ironic about this is that most affirmative-action hiring programs across the United States favor the recruitment of Hispanics. So for a Hispanic company to discriminate against other races defies credulity.

As BizPac Review reported, investment bank Goldman Sachs launched a race-based affirmative action program in April 2019.

As part of its race-based quotas to promote “diversity and inclusion,” whites and Asians were excluded. This means Goldman Sachs will make no extra effort to hire qualified individuals from these races.

Goldman said the new hiring plan is part of its effort to socially engineer a “truly diverse workforce” that will target the hiring of women, Hispanic, and black applicants.

In the El Mexicano discrimination case, it’s unclear if non-Hispanic applicants were favored over Hispanics who are illegal immigrants. But this is probably something the government should investigate.

In 2017, a black Trump supporter blasted California Democrat Maxine Waters as a “black racist” whose rhetoric and actions have caused African-American citizens to lose jobs to illegal aliens.

The woman said into a megaphone: “Maxine Waters lied to the black community, saying she was going to bring us jobs. She gave those jobs to illegal criminals! You are a black racist! You hate blacks! All the jobs went to illegals! You gave our jobs to illegals! We want you out!”

Meanwhile, this is the socialist hellhole that California is devolving into, thanks to its destructive left-wing policies.

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