Former employee Travis Walker filed a complaint against Kraft Heinz Food Co. LLC., alleging the defendant engaged in racial discrimination in the workplace and wrongful termination.
The plaintiff worked at Kraft from November 2019 until January 2021, per the complaint. In February 2020, the plaintiff applied for a lead position; he said he was passed over by two employees who required more training than him.
The plaintiff then made a protected complaint of racial discrimination to Kraft’s human resources department, the complaint alleged. In August 2020, the plaintiff was called to a meeting with the head of the company to discuss his protected complaint. The complaint alleges that Kraft failed to take action with respect to racial discrimination in the workplace. The complaint cites several instances where the plaintiff was reprimanded for an action others were not, like wearing a personal face mask instead of the company’s, missing an initial on some paperwork, and others.