Daryl Robinson, who worked for Marriott Worldwide Vacations, filed a lawsuit against the company.
A former Marriott employee claims that he was “humiliated, dejected,” and felt “defeated” following alleged cases of discrimination by colleagues and superiors.
Daryl Robinson, who worked for Marriott Worldwide Vacations, filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that a superior repeatedly asked him to dance to Michael Jackson music at sales meetings, and that a colleague had once made a photo of Buckwheat from “The Little Rascals” and likened it to Robinson as a child, NBC News reports.
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Robinson, an African-American man, allegedly started working for Marriott Worldwide Vacations in Palm Desert, California, as a sales executive in 2017 before eventually resigned his post in Jan. 2018, and would not “waves” in the first cases of alleged discrimination, according to his lawyer.
“Admittedly, the one time he did get up and dance,” John Dalton, Robinson’s lawyer, told NBC News.
Dalton said that Robinson was then asked to dance on several other occasions, each time politely refuse.
According to the lawsuit, Robinson’s sales director even once joked that Robinson “[saw] ready to breakdance” during a meeting with the staff, which he “completely humiliated, defeated, and [feeling] completely beaten.”
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On another occasion outlined in the suit, a pitchfork was the collection of baby pictures displayed in a guessing game among employees, and when Robinson said his would be too easy to agree-the lawsuit claims he was the only African-American employee who, at the time ─ a colleague threatened to use a picture of Buckwheat in the place.
The co-worker then did exactly that, despite Robinson expressing his displeasure with the idea, the suit claims. Robinson states that he left the office in tears after the incident, in which two executives to apologize.
A representative for Marriott not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment, but a spokesman told NBC News that the Marriott Worldwide Vacations would not be able to comment on the lawsuit.
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Robinson is suing for unlawful race discrimination and harassment, failure to prevent them, and the retaliation against the prohibited practices, per NBC News.