That’s one of the charges by a former Kabab-ji employee who last month filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that the Lebanon-based kebab chain discriminated against him based on race, national origin, religion, and disability.
Erika Niedowski has the full story over on City Desk, but here’s one of the juiciest sections:
In the Dec. 23 complaint, Abdelkader Nsiri, 33, who worked from August to November as a manager in charge of hiring hosts and wait and kitchen staff, says Kabab-ji’s human resources director, Khal Risheq, referred to Arabs as “stupid and ignorant,” North Africans as “sensitive complainers and trouble makers,” and African-Americans as “slaves.” Nsiri, who is Tunisian but has lived in the U.S. for about 10 years, was allegedly instructed to shave his goatee, which made him look like a “Kuwaiti faggot.”
Kabab-ji’s human resources director has cried foul — or more specifically “blackmail.” The battle sounds like it’s just heating up. Read the full story here.