Zimmermans furniture in Bismarck North Dakota Complaint - Racial and sexual harassment by retailer
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA -- As a former employee of Zimmermans furniture on Main Street in Bismarck North Dakota, I became increasingly aware of various violations of the civil rights act and ethical conduct. Female employees were encouraged to show their midriff and low cut blouses in order to reach male customers. Bogus claims were made about the furniture warranty. When I contacted the employer as a matter of concern, nothing changed.
After enduring racial and religious slurs I again professionally mentioned the issues and how to help make the staff more professional. We were after all a furniture retailer. My thoughts were appreciated. Though promised, nothing changed.
Finally, under the advice of my attorney I filed an EEOC complaint on the basis of racial and religious discrimination, and sexual harassment. Although, Zimmermans employed a good representation of workers under 40, Zimmermans began to conduct an advertising campaign to hire only "mature" workers.
The sexual and racial diatribes continued by management, **name removed** and employees. In fact one such manager who blatantly did so was promoted to manager of Zimmermans Clearance Center in Bismarck, ND.
When word reached Zimmermans furniture, **removed** summarily fired me. Despite my reminding them that retatiation is illegal. **removed** stood yelling, You're fired get out now."
Their reputation is believed to refute disputations of wrong doing.