Three former employees are suing Target because of an allegedly racist, offensive “multi-cultural tips” guide provided to managers, according to reports.
The memo was meant to note differences among Hispanic employees, such as “not everyone dances to salsa” and “not everyone wears a sombrero.”
The workers in question, who were employed at a warehouse distribution center, filed their complaint in Yolo County Court in California in June.
Robert Gonzalez, Bulmaro Fabian and Pedro Garcia-Ayala allege that they suffered crude harassment, discrimination and retaliation from Target.
They say Target provided distribution warehouse managers with a document titled, "Organization Effectiveness, Employee and Labor Relations Multi-Cultural Tips."
This memo instructs managers to note differences among Hispanic employees, such as: