Complaint / review text:
On December 10, 2013, DeMar reported and complained about the discriminatory and hostile work environment at Bell Ford to Mark Tabin, Used Car Sales Manager. The conversation took place in the basement underneath the dealership’s showroom.
No other employees were present during the conversation which was recorded by DeMar:
Here’s my problem, I cannot work in this environment with all these racist comments, “BEANER, KIKE, NIGGER” throwing things at people and telling people that they need to go topless. Management does it all the way on down the line. From the top to the bottom. I cannot do that. Something has to be done to fix it or I can’t work here.
I filed a Complaint with the EEOC, Part of the Determination is Printed Below. The Entire EEOC Determination on Bell Ford
[Had] considered all the evidence obtained during the investigation and find that there is reasonable cause to believe Charging Party [DeMar] and other aggrieved individuals were subjected to a hostile work environment by Respondent [Bell Ford, Inc.] wherein derogatory national origin, race, age, sex and religious based comments were made on a continuous basis in violation of Title VII and the ADEA. Additionally there is reasonable cause to believe Respondent retaliated against Charging Party for complaining about unlawful harassment when it terminated his employment