Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Motel 6 Chain Target of Suit Alleging Racial Discrimination

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Motel 6 Chain Target of Suit Alleging Racial Discrimination

Article excerpt

Former employees and patrons have alleged that Motel 6 discriminated against minorities by charging them high rates, segregating them in the least desirable sections of motels or refusing to rent them rooms when vacancies were available.

In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Florida last month, the nine plaintiffs also claim that Motel 6, which owns and operates 760 motels, retaliated against employees who protested these practices.

The Justice Department is investigating the allegations raised in the complaint, the second racial discrimination suit this year filed in Florida against the Dallas-based chain of low-cost motels.

Officials at Motel 6 said they were investigating the allegations, but they denied any policy of discrimination. Emmett Gossen, a company spokesman, said it would be absurd to think that the chain would pursue such a policy, because 30 percent of its 18,000 employees and 20 percent of its 33 million guests each year are minorities. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.