The court sues BMW for racial discrimination
|   Sunday, June 30, 2013
BMW has been a reputed car maker for years now. They have very strict rules and policies regarding the employment of people with criminal records. They do not hire people who have been convicted of any kind of criminal offence in the past. They maintain a clean and safe working environment at each and every single work place maintained by the company. They prefer to be safe than sorry.

Recently BMW has been in news for not so good reasons. They have fired a lot of people who have criminal records.
The people were fired overnight and were not allowed access to the work premises the next day. The news is that about 80% of the people who were fired were black people. This looks more like a racial discrimination rather than safety measures. The people who were fired have launched a suit against the company.

They tried to get the officials of the company to talk about the matter and they wanted compensation for the firing. The company deprived them of any kind of talk or payments or even compensation. It was after this incident that the people went on to lodge a complaint against the company. The EEOC has been involved and they have taken this matter into the litigation process.

No further comments were made on the issue by the company as the litigation process was still in progress. The employees worked for UTI logistics that were associated in producing various goods for BMW. They have been working in various logistic companies associated with BMW. About 69people were fired. Only 6 of them have legal charges against them. According to the EEOC 63 people should get their rights from the company.

The company protested against the charges against them. BMW made it very clear that being a reputed and global company they would never do something as cheap as racial discrimination. They have employees around 140 countries across the globe. This in itself explains the vast diversity of the workforce that the company has. There was no way that the company was going to do this on racial grounds.

The company bosses say that they did this on security grounds. They have done everything within the laws of the state. However the EEOC thinks differently. Out of 88 people who were fired 70people were black people. Taking the ratio of black people and white people who were fired it is not very difficult to predict that this was a class distinction and racial discrimination policy adopted by the reputed car maker.

Among the people who were fired one of them has been associated with BMW for almost 14 years and another person has been working in the company for 12 years. There are many other people who have been associated with the company for long. The EEOC has taken the duty of getting justice for these people and giving them their duly rights from the company.
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