Press Release: COMMUNITY ACTIVIST QUANELL X, ALONG WITH OTHER COMMUNITY LEADERS, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF SANDEEP GUPTA WILL HOLD A PROTEST AGAINST SCHWAN’S, THE 60 PLUS YEAR OLD HOME FOOD DELIVERY COMPANY, ON SUNDAY MARCH 9TH 3:00PM AT THE SCHWAN’S HOUSTON FACILITY – 6613 GANT RD, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77066.
ACCORDING TO A FEDERAL LAWSUIT GUPTA FILED AGAINST SCHWAN’S HE SAYS HE CONFRONTED HIS SUPERVISORS OVER AND OVER AGAIN ABOUT HOW THEY WERE TREATING HIM AND IT ONLY GOT WORSE. GUPTA STARTED WITH SCHWAN’S IN AUSTIN, TX. IN 2007 AND EVENTUALLY BECAME A LOCATION GENERAL MANAGER IN HOUSTON, TX. BEFORE HE QUIT LAST YEAR (2013).
GUPTA SAYS, “ALL I CAN TELL YOU EVERYDAY IS BEING CALLED A RUG-HEAD, SAND N*GGER, BEING CALLED A TURBINE HEAD, READING AN ARTICLE ABOUT A TERRORIST BOMB AND HEARING WHY DO YOU PEOPLE ACT THIS WAY”.
“WHAT WAS ABSOLUTELY UNFORGIVABLE IS THE FACT THAT THEY WOULD CHASE ME AROUND THE CORPORATE OFFICE WITH A YARD STICK. THEY WOULD HOLD ME DOWN. THERE WAS THREE (3) MANAGERS EACH OF THEM WOULD PIN ME DOWN AND THEY WOULD START PUNCHING ME IN THE GROIN. THIS IS WHY ALL OF MY OTHER COLLEAGUES WERE AROUND” SAYS GUPTA.
GUPTA GOES ON TO SAY IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A TERRORIST, HIS COWORKERS’ EVEN PHOTO-SHOPPED A PICTURE OF HIM SUPERIMPOSING A SWAT TEAM AROUND HIM. – (SEE ATTACHMENT)
WHAT: PROTEST AGAINST SCHWAN’S FOOD COMPANY
WHEN: SUNDAY MARCH 9, 2014
WHERE: 6613 GANT RD. HOUSTON, TX. 77066
Schwan’s Response from January 2014:
Given this issue represents a pending legal matter, we are unable to provide specific information at this time. We can say, however, that we take seriously our responsibility to provide a work environment free from harassment or retaliation of any kind. Our policy is to recruit, hire, assign and promote employees on the basis of their qualifications and without regard to age, race, color, creed, gender or any other legally protected status. We also strongly encourage employees to report inappropriate behavior. Mr. Gupta did not report any alleged inappropriate behavior prior to resigning. We intend to vigorously defend the matter.
Schwan’s Shared Services, LLC