A national solar company is now facing two lawsuits for alleged racial discrimination that included the use of epithets by a manager and a cardboard fort in a warehouse spray-painted with the words “white only.”
The first lawsuit was filed against Vivint Solar, Monday in Sacramento, California, Superior Court by a black employee for harassment and discrimination. The second suit, filed Thursday by a white employee, named the company, a manager who was key in the harassment and a regional manager for failing to address the discrimination.
The black employee who filed Monday’s lawsuit, Teshawn Solomon, worked at a Vivint warehouse in Natomas, California. He began working at the facility last year and described in the suit being called a variant of the n-word by a manager.
Solomon also said that he “was consistently singled out for discrimination and harassment by his predominately Caucasian co-workers and supervisors,” according to The Sacramento Bee.