Man Says Whataburger Fired Him For Marrying Interracial

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Whataburger is one of the best fast food burger chains in Texas. Whataburger is one of those regional places that have been around for almost 50 years. Basically Whataburger is to Texas as White Castle is to New York or Chicago. But one of my readers sent me something regarding one of the local Whataburger locations. One of the past employees has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was fired for marrying a black woman. According to company records, the employee's region performed superior to other company regions.

From the original complaint -

"Clifton Rutledge, the Regional Director, explained to Young what he needed to do to advance his career with Whataburger. Young was told by Rutledge to watch who he was dating. Rutledge, who knew Young was white and that Young was dating an African-American woman told Young that the Dobson family is "old school" and who Young dated or married could negatively impact his career and promotions within the company." 

 


Whataburger court response -

"While we can't discuss pending litigation, Whataburger is proud of its diverse family of employees, the positive work environment we have created and the equal opportunities we make available to all of our employees.  We will vigorously defend our reputation should this action go to trial."

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