A Black woman is suing a suburban Detroit restaurant where she used to work, saying co-workers put a sharp metal object in her salad after she complained to managers that they frequently used a racial slur in her presence.
Zenarra James filed the lawsuit Thursday in Oakland County Circuit Court against the Red Robin in Madison Heights and the Farmington Hills-based Ansara Restaurant Group. It alleges racial discrimination, a hostile work environment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and direct negligence.
On several occasions starting in February, James, who was a server for the chain restaurant, said she overheard several white staffers use racial profanity in the kitchen and dish room. The 26-year-old said she complained to her white managers that the language was inappropriate and made her “feel uncomfortable,” according to the lawsuit.
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