Press Release: Current and former employees of a Houston Burger King say managers have created a hostile work environment by engaging in repeated instances of sexual harassment and discrimination.
Two female employees say the male store manager at the Greenway Plaza Burger King, on Richmond Avenue, began making sexual comments and fondling them shortly after they started work at the location earlier this year.
Shockingly, one of the women says it happened in full view of customers; and that when she told him to stop, the manager cut her hours to the point she was forced to find another job.
Another worker, a shift leader, says this same manager demanded she find reason to fire employees who had expressed support for higher wages. But when she didn’t do his bidding, he began discriminating against her because of her race and national origin.
The discrimination reached its peak following a Gold Cup 2015 soccer match in which her native Mexico won.
Even more surprising, both women say district supervisors were made aware of the discrimination and harassment and took no action against the manager.
A third employee at this location also accuses the franchisee of failing to pay her in a timely manner, and ignoring her repeated requests for back payment of her owed wages.