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Hotel sued for only hiring Hispanic housekeppers

October 09, 2009
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MOUNT VERNON, VA — A discrimination lawsuit was filed against the owners of a Best Western hotel, alleging that they only hire Hispanic housekeepers, according to WHSV-TV.
The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) filed the suit last week on behalf of three non-Hispanic women who lost their jobs at the hotel in April 2007, the story stated.
The suit alleges that a new owner, Mount Vernon Holdings LLC, which bought the hotel in 2007, forced employees to reapply for their jobs; only Hispanics were hired for housekeeping positions, the story noted.
The three women all worked at the hotel for at least 15 years before it was purchased and the non-Hispanic employees were allegedly replaced, the story added.
According to the story, hotel managers refrained from commenting on the situation.
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