Hampton Franchise Fired Non-Hispanic Maids: EEOC

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hit a Hampton Inn & Suites franchise with a workplace discrimination suit Thursday in Colorado federal court, claiming hotel managers fired a class of Caucasian workers based on a belief that Hispanic employees were more qualified.

Owners of the Craig, Colo., hotel allegedly asked the manager to replace every Caucasian or non-Hispanic worker on the housekeeping staff with Hispanic workers because they were “harder workers” and because people of other ethnicities were “lazy.”

In the fall of 2009, a few...
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